The Role of New Technologies: The Educational Effectiveness of Video Games, Simulations, and Virtual Reality in the Science Classroom (2018)
Type of ContentJournal Article
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury
With the recent advancement of technology, more schools are starting to integrate ICT into their curricula. This review looks at the effectiveness of this integration regarding video games, simulations, and virtual reality, and their role in science education. Numerous benefits were found relating to student engagement, attitudes towards science and in the development of 21st-century skills such as creativity and problem-solving. However, there were inconclusive results regarding the academic potential gained from these tools compared to more traditional science teaching methods. Overall, it was found that the teacher’s pedagogy surrounding technology was the key factor in determining whether the ICT tool resulted in significant learning gains.
Keywordsgame-based learning; virtual reality; simulations; video games; Science education; Digital-technology
ANZSRC Fields of Research13 - Education
RightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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