Digital games: motivation, engagement and informal learning

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Iacovides, Ioanna;
(2012)
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    acm: ComputingMilieux_PERSONALCOMPUTING

This thesis investigates the relationships between motivation, engagement and informal learning, with respect to digital games and adult players. Following the reconceptualisation of motivation and engagement (as forms of micro and macro level involvement respectively) ... View more
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    6.2.3.1 Claim 1: People's macro-level expectations and choices depend on different player communities ............................................................................................................160 6.2.3.2 Claim 2: Continued micro-involvement depends on macro-level player expectations being met ......................................................................................................161 6.2.3.3 Claim 3: The unpredictability of outcomes contributes to what makes games meaningful and compelling.................................................................................................164 6.2.3.4 Claim 4: Breakdowns in action and understanding are not detrimental to involvement ........................................................................................................................166 6.2.3.5 Claim 5: Player involvement increases through action and understanding breakthroughs.....................................................................................................................170 7. Contextualising gaming...........................................................................................................198

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