Cell Block: The Creation of a Video Game for Seventh Grade Science Students

dc.contributor.advisor Ho, Curtis P.
dc.contributor.author Reece, Deanna M.K.
dc.contributor.instructor Menchaca, Michael P.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-04T19:44:25Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-04T19:44:25Z
dc.date.graduated 2009-05
dc.date.issued 2009-04-16
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.
dc.description.degree Masters of Educational Technology
dc.description.institution Univeristy of Hawaii
dc.format.extent 12 pages
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.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/8027
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher Department of Educational Technology, University of Hawaii
dc.rights Copyright is held by author. Request permission for use.
dc.subject video games
dc.subject instructional design
dc.subject computer games
dc.subject videogames
dc.subject.lcsh Video games
dc.subject.lcsh Computer games
dc.subject.lcsh Instructional systems -- Design
dc.subject.lcsh Educational innovations
dc.subject.lcsh Computer-assisted instruction
dc.title Cell Block: The Creation of a Video Game for Seventh Grade Science Students
dc.type Term Paper
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