The Value of Game-Play and Collaboration

Cynthia S Wiseman, Shane McConnell

Abstract


This study explores the use of activities in presentation of information to first-year students at an urban community college.  To facilitate student orientation to campus resources we presented information in both a game-play format and reading activity.  Students were quizzed on the application of this information.  Results were contrasted with a control group who did not participate in either activity.  Although inconclusive based on the scope of this study, results suggested that participation in an activity contributed to short-term retention of information.

Keywords


Game-play, Collaborative learning, first-year orientation

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