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Learning vocabulary through a serious game in Primary Education

Heitink, Maaike Christine; Fisser, Petra; Voogt, Joke; McBride, Ron; Searson, Michael;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
This study explored the effect of a serious game on the vocabulary of students in primary education. 206 students and 10 teachers used the game during vocabulary lessons in three conditions: (a)online game and vocabulary instruction, (b)online game only, and (c)paper game and vocabulary instruction. Both immediate learning and retention effects were examined. Additionally a student questionnaire and teacher interview regarding their experiences has been employed. Results show a significant learning effect for conditions in which vocabulary instruction was used additional to the game(both paper and digital). Comparison between the three conditions showed the high...
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