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dc.contributor.advisor Ho, Curtis P. en_US Reece, Deanna M.K. en_US 2009-05-04T19:44:25Z 2009-05-04T19:44:25Z 2009-04-16 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Reece, D.M.K. (2009, April 16). Cell Block: The creation of a video game for seventh grade science students. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Technology, Colleges, and Community Worldwide Online Conference. en_US
dc.description.abstract Today’s classroom model is based on a 19th century industrial model that is not designed to serve the needs of current 21st century students. This paper details the design and creation of a two-dimensional, side-scrolling video game on cell structure and function of the typical animal cell for seventh grade science students in an intermediate school in Hawaii. Students who had a difficult time learning the material presented in traditional methods played the video game in order to review the materials and reinforce their understanding. Results show a significant difference between some students’ scores on pre and post assessment data indicating that their understanding of the concepts improved after playing the video game. Observational data from the classroom teacher included in the discussion provide insight on the decline in other students’ postassessment scores. Expert and student feedback regarding game play are also discussed. en_US
dc.format.extent 12 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Department of Educational Technology, University of Hawaii en_US
dc.rights Copyright is held by author. Request permission for use. en_US
dc.subject video games en_US
dc.subject instructional design en_US
dc.subject computer games en_US
dc.subject videogames en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Video games en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Computer games en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Instructional systems -- Design en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Educational innovations en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Computer-assisted instruction en_US
dc.title Cell Block: The Creation of a Video Game for Seventh Grade Science Students en_US
dc.type Term Paper en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
dc.contributor.instructor Menchaca, Michael P. en_US
dc.description.institution Univeristy of Hawaii en_US Masters of Educational Technology en_US 2009-05 en_US

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    The work in this collection has been completed by the graduating ETEC 690 classes for Spring Semester 2009.

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