The Value of Game-Play and Collaboration


  • Cynthia S Wiseman Borough of Manhattan Community College City University of New York
  • Shane McConnell Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York


Game-play, Collaborative learning, first-year orientation


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.

Author Biographies

Cynthia S Wiseman, Borough of Manhattan Community College City University of New York

Associate Professor, Department of Academic Literacy and Linguistics, BMCC CUNY

Shane McConnell, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York

Lecturer, Academic Literacy and Linguistics, BMCC CUNY


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How to Cite

Wiseman, C. S., & McConnell, S. (2016). The Value of Game-Play and Collaboration. Asian Journal of Education and E-Learning, 4(3). Retrieved from