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Usage of educational video games for the purpose of schooling


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Ljuban, Rahela. (2018). Usage of educational video games for the purpose of schooling. BSc thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Information Science. [mentor Juričić, Vedran and Radošević, Matea].

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Video games have become one of the most frequent sources of entertainment for people of all ages. No matter if it's a video game for smartphones, PCs or consoles, it's hard to find someone who hasn't played at least one game throughout their life. Because of the huge popularity of video games among children of school and preschool age, it is not unusual to see attempts to merge entertainment and education into a common format also known as edutainment (a term derived from the words education and entertainment), or in other words educational video games. Ever since video games started becoming more popular during the 80s, when educational games started being present on school computers for children to play, until today, when educational video games can be played on school tablets and interactive whiteboards (IWBs), educational video games have helped children all around the world learn topics from the most basic ones such as reading, writing, counting and calculating, to more advanced subjects such as geography tweaked for different children age groups or science subjects for older children in higher grades. This thesis will talk about the history of educational video games, the popularity of the usage of educational video games in Croatia (research done by conducting a survey), the most popular educational video games to date and the projected future of educational video games given the development and usage of VR technology (VR – Virtual Reality) in video games, as well as the science behind the correlation between playing video games and learning.

Item Type: BSc thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: video game, education, edutainment, school, schooling
Subjects: Information sciences
Departments: Department of Information Science
Supervisor: Juričić, Vedran and Radošević, Matea
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 11:36
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2018 11:36

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