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The Same, But Different: The Educational Affordances of Different Gaming Genres

Frazer, Alex, Argles, David and Wills, Gary (2008) The Same, But Different: The Educational Affordances of Different Gaming Genres At ICALT 2008: The 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning, Spain. 01 - 05 Jul 2008.

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Abstract

As research continues into the use of computer games for educational purposes, the differences between different gaming genres become increasingly more important. These differences, however, appear to have been largely overlooked by the academic community, potentially resulting in incomplete results when considered against computer gaming as a whole. This paper studies a selection of games from several different genres, assessing each one in its ability to fulfill a set of previously identified requirements for a good educational resource. The results of the investigation showed that there were indeed differences between the genres, allowing for some suggestions to be made regarding their use, as well as leaving room for some interesting future work.

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Published date: 1 July 2008
Additional Information: Event Dates: 1 to 5 July
Venue - Dates: ICALT 2008: The 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning, Spain, 2008-07-01 - 2008-07-05
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 265988
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/265988
PURE UUID: 14789020-69fa-4313-874a-43c10649ee06
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088

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Date deposited: 23 Jun 2008 11:33
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:21

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Author: Alex Frazer
Author: David Argles
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD

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