A behavioural framework for designing educational computer games

Linehan, Conor and Roche, Bryan and Lawson, Shaun and Doughty, Mark and Kirman, Ben (2009) A behavioural framework for designing educational computer games. In: Vienna Games Conference: Future and Reality of Gaming 2009, 25 to 27 September 2009, Vienna, Austria.

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Research has indicated that computer games can be innovative and powerful tools for education. Indeed, combining psychological research and games design principles offers a framework for developing educational games that promote learning while maintaining high motivation of the players. If designed correctly, it appears
that games can utilize the inherent motivation demonstrated by game players to teach skills that are of immediate practical benefit. The current paper explores “the edges of gaming” in terms of proposing a novel theoretical and
methodological framework for the design of educational games.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Research has indicated that computer games can be innovative and powerful tools for education. Indeed, combining psychological research and games design principles offers a framework for developing educational games that promote learning while maintaining high motivation of the players. If designed correctly, it appears that games can utilize the inherent motivation demonstrated by game players to teach skills that are of immediate practical benefit. The current paper explores “the edges of gaming” in terms of proposing a novel theoretical and methodological framework for the design of educational games.
Keywords:serious games, educational games, behavioural psychology, theory, applied behavior analysis, precision teaching, computer games
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
X Education > X990 Education not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:3330
Deposited By: Conor Linehan
Deposited On:12 Sep 2010 08:14
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:46

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