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The differences in motivations of online game players and offline game players: A combined analysis of three studies at higher education level
Computers & Education Vol. 57, No. 4 (December 2011) pp. 2197–2211
Computer games have become a highly popular form of entertainment and have had a large impact on how University students spend their leisure time. Due to their highly motivating properties computer games have come to the attention of educationalists ...
Using Games-based Learning: How it Influences the Learning Experience and Outcomes of Primary School Children
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Vol. 8, No. 2013 (Jan 31, 2013)
Under the new Curriculum for Excellence (CfE), teachers at schools across Scotland are encouraged to use constructivist learning approaches that promote challenge and enjoyment in learning. One of them is through the use of games-based learning (GBL)...
International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments Vol. 1, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 57–71
A highly important part of software engineering education is requirements collection and analysis, one of the initial stages of the Software Development Lifecycle. No other conceptual work is as difficult to rectify at a later stage or as damaging...
Using Scratch with Primary School Children: An Evaluation of Games Constructed to Gauge Understanding of Programming Concepts
International Journal of Game-Based Learning Vol. 3, No. 1 (January 2013) pp. 93–109
Newer approaches such as games-based learning (GBL) and games based-construction are being adopted to motivate and engage students within the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) in Scotland. GBL and games-based construction suffer from a dearth of...
Teachers’ Views on the Approach of Digital Games-Based Learning within the Curriculum for Excellence
International Journal of Game-Based Learning Vol. 2, No. 1 (January 2012) pp. 33–51
A radical reform in education has happened in Scotland by introducing a new curriculum known as the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE). This new curriculum promotes active learning, including use of digital games-based learning (DGBL) technology. This...
The Identification of Key Issues in the Development of Sustainable e-Learning and Virtual Campus Initiatives
Mark Stansfield; Thomas Connolly; Antonio Cartelli; Athanassios Jimoyiannis; Hugo Magalhaes; Katherine Maillet
Electronic Journal of e-Learning Vol. 7, No. 2 (2009) pp. 155–164
This paper explores a number of key issues that have been identified as being important in the identification and evaluation of best practice within the context of e-learning and virtual campuses. The "Promoting Best Practice in Virtual Campuses" ...
Journal of Information Technology Education: Research Vol. 5 (2006) pp. 459–476
The contributions of this research center on two major areas: delineation of a new model of distance education in which the authors identify three generations of eLearning; and examination of how eLearning and games-based eLearning technologies can...
Journal of Information Technology Education: Research Vol. 3 (2004) pp. 173–188
Within many educational institutions across the world, the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate courses is facilitated by online learning technologies. The development and transformation of traditional academic courses for online learning...
Towards the Development of a New Model for Best Practice and Knowledge Construction in Virtual Campuses
Antonio Cartelli; Mark Stansfield; Thomas Connolly; Athanassios Jimoyiannis; Hugo Magalhães; Katherine Maillet
Journal of Information Technology Education: Research Vol. 7 (2008) pp. 121–134
This paper reports on the work of a European Commission DG Education and Culture cofinanced project PBP-VC, Promoting Best Practice in Virtual Campuses, which is aimed at providing a deeper understanding of the key issues and critical success...
Journal of Information Technology Education Vol. 5 (2006) pp. 459–476
The contributions of this research center on two major areas: delineation of a new model of distance education in which the authors identify three generations of eLearning; and examination of how eLearning and games-based eLearning technologies can ...
International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments Vol. 2, No. 3 (July 2011) pp. 1–17
This paper investigates the implementation and use of an internal organisational blog by several departments in the HR division in a large public sector financial organisation in the UK. This qualitative study adopts a case study approach and...