The comparison of solitary and collaborative modes of game-based learning on students' science learning and motivation

Ching-Huei Chen, Kuan Chieh Wang, Yu Hsuan Lin

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In this study, we investigated and compared solitary and collaborative modes of game-based learning in promoting students' science learning and motivation. A total of fifty seventh grade students participated in this study. The results showed that students who played in a solitary or collaborative mode demonstrated improvement in learning outcomes. No significant difference was found between the two modes in terms of learning motivation. However, our qualitative results revealed critical insights into our understanding of the effectiveness of game-based learning. Game-based learning encourages students to explore science concepts explicitly and mindfully; furthermore, learning supplemented with collaborative learning can enrich the learning experience and collective problem solving that brings students to the next level of learning. The findings from this study may provide guidelines for what works in the context of game-based learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-248
Number of pages12
JournalEducational Technology and Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Engineering(all)

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