A Mobile Virtual Environment game approach for improving student learning performance in integrated science classes in Hong Kong International Schools

Tianchong Wang, Dave Towey

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7 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Previous research has highlighted the potential benefits of mobile devices and digital games for educational purposes. However, few studies have evaluated the use of mobile games in class, especially regarding science education in the Hong Kong context. This paper presents some details of a preliminary implementation of learning activities employing a popular Mobile Virtual Environment Game, Minecraft, in a Hong Kong international secondary school Integrated Science class. Indications are that the introduction of the mobile virtual environment game may indeed contribute to learning improvements and some other enhanced 'soft' outcomes. Possible implications of the findings and future research are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2013 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2013
Pages386-388
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 2nd IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2013 - Kuta, Indonesia
Duration: 26 Aug 201329 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2013 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2013

Conference

Conference2013 2nd IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2013
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityKuta
Period26/08/1329/08/13

Keywords

  • Game-based Learning
  • Mobile Learning
  • Science Education
  • Virtual Environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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