To accomplish this fit, game designers could not conceal the learning within a game, but explicitly communicate the constructed knowledge to the player. Progressive feedback, the availability of various learning styles in the game, and the embedding of the game in a social environment, might satisfy students’ needs for competence, autonomy and relatedness to significant others. When these needs are satisfied within the context of the educational instructions, students might become motivated to learn during play, and even when the game is over.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Research on Improving Learning and Motivation through Educational Games: Multidisciplinary Approaches|
|Publisher||IGI Global Publishing|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2011|