The Impact of System Interactions on Motivation and Performance in a Game-Based Learning Environment

Erica L. Snow, G. Tanner Jackson, Laura K. Varner, Danielle McNamara

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Abstract

The current study examined how students' frequency of interactions with game-based features impacted their system performance (i.e., total trophies won and achievement levels earned) and attitudes toward the game-based system, iSTART-ME. This study (n=40) was a part of a larger study (n=124) conducted with high school students. Results indicate that students' interactions with game-based features were positively related to both their system performance and their posttest attitudes toward the system. These findings provide further support showing that the integration of game-based features has positive effects on students within educational learning environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Pages103-107
Number of pages5
Volume374
EditionPART II
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2013Jul 26 2013

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
NumberPART II
Volume374
ISSN (Print)18650929

Other

Other15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period7/21/137/26/13

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Keywords

  • adaptive environments
  • educational technology
  • game-based features
  • Human-computer interactions
  • learning
  • motivation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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Snow, E. L., Jackson, G. T., Varner, L. K., & McNamara, D. (2013). The Impact of System Interactions on Motivation and Performance in a Game-Based Learning Environment. In Communications in Computer and Information Science (PART II ed., Vol. 374, pp. 103-107). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 374, No. PART II). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39476-8_22

The Impact of System Interactions on Motivation and Performance in a Game-Based Learning Environment. / Snow, Erica L.; Jackson, G. Tanner; Varner, Laura K.; McNamara, Danielle.

Communications in Computer and Information Science. Vol. 374 PART II. ed. 2013. p. 103-107 (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 374, No. PART II).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Snow, EL, Jackson, GT, Varner, LK & McNamara, D 2013, The Impact of System Interactions on Motivation and Performance in a Game-Based Learning Environment. in Communications in Computer and Information Science. PART II edn, vol. 374, Communications in Computer and Information Science, no. PART II, vol. 374, pp. 103-107, 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, United States, 7/21/13. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39476-8_22
Snow EL, Jackson GT, Varner LK, McNamara D. The Impact of System Interactions on Motivation and Performance in a Game-Based Learning Environment. In Communications in Computer and Information Science. PART II ed. Vol. 374. 2013. p. 103-107. (Communications in Computer and Information Science; PART II). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39476-8_22
Snow, Erica L. ; Jackson, G. Tanner ; Varner, Laura K. ; McNamara, Danielle. / The Impact of System Interactions on Motivation and Performance in a Game-Based Learning Environment. Communications in Computer and Information Science. Vol. 374 PART II. ed. 2013. pp. 103-107 (Communications in Computer and Information Science; PART II).
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