Developing a Framework for Designing the Instructional Computer Games in Cognitive Domain at Micro Level and Studying Its Effectiveness in principles learning

Hossein Dehghanzadeh, Osameh Salimi, Hojjat Dehghanzadeh, Zohreh Azizi

Abstract


The aim of this research was to develop instructional game design framework for types of cognitive domain subjects in micro level and evaluation of its effectiveness in principles learning. To achieve this goal mixed method research used. To obtain the framework and its evaluation, In the qualitative method inductive analysis and in the quantitative, survey method have been used. Also for extrinsic evaluation of the framework in principles learning, experimental research with control group have been used. From qualitative analysis about computer games mechanic, 31 game mechanics extracted.. To intrinsic evaluation of Proposed framework, this framework with its explaining appendix have been send for 25 instructional and digital game specialists. The results of evaluation showed the proposed framework for cognitive domain subjects have appropriate authenticity. Also to extrinsic or effectiveness evaluation, proposed framework experimented on 40 students in control and experimental groups with pre and posttests. Results of covariance analysis showed there is significant difference between the game has been designed on the basis of the proposed framework and existing game.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n3p411


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