Tuesday, March 19
10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Celebrity Ballroom 3

Social learning and digital game design: A study of study of educators’ game authoring experiences

Roundtable ID: 54433
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    Qing Li
    Towson University
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    Joseph Runciman
    Towson University

Abstract: This study explores an online graduate course that teaches educators (teachers, college faculty, or trainers) game-based learning. Grounded in enactivism, this paper focuses on the educators’ game authoring experience through the analysis of their discussion board conversations. Emphasizing on social learning, the following research question guides this study: How and to what extent do educators interact online when designing educational games? Adopting a qualitative, naturalistic research perspective, this case study involved 15 participating educators who were practicing teachers in k-16 classrooms or trainers. The results showed that the learning environment afforded ample opportunities for social learning, as reflected in ways the educators interact with each other. A total of nine categories of interactions were identified, illustrating the diverse types of social communications. The frequencies of posts in each category were also reported.

Presider: Allan Zadorozny, Westdale School - Pembina Trails School Division


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