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