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Pages: 4992-4997
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-616-8412-0
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain

KEEPING STUDENTS ENGAGED AND INTERESTED IN CLASSROOM

R. Meganathan

Middle East College (OMAN)
The Internet can be witnessed as a double-edged sword for learning purpose. Teachers and students can get supports from the tremendous amount of information that is effortlessly accessible to them. Internet has turn into the reckless and competent tool for educational and research purpose. However it has many negative effects also. The main disadvantage of internet is spending more time on social networking sites, playing online games, plagiarism in assignments etc. Internet has also changed the way teaching methods were adopted by traditional classroom teaching. Playing games has been considered as one of the major disadvantage of the Internet. Students are very likely to get attracted towards the some interesting games. Typical to their life style, students are increasingly seeking more interesting and engaging class room environment rather than boring traditional class room teaching. This gives an idea of why not design and use educational games similar to one popular in internet and television shows so that they don't have to sacrifice their interest (hobby) and also involve themselves into learning activity. Convincing students to study material is regularly frustrating and challenging task for the teachers. Lack of interest develops increasingly evident as class time goes by, with students staring at the clock. To overcome these problems, we have to design a game with learning outcome. While playing the game student must have gained some kind of understanding and information. Let say we have designed such game, and then next question is how to use and where to deploy those games so that maximum number of users can be get benefit from that. Integrating the technologies available in the existing class rooms and open source learning management system Moodle as platform to deploy and play educational games entertainingly. This paper explains about integrating technology and games similar to the most popular TV show "Who will be a millionaire" and interesting classroom evaluation methods to actively engage students in classroom activities which can enhance their learning in higher education.
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R. Meganathan (2014) KEEPING STUDENTS ENGAGED AND INTERESTED IN CLASSROOM, INTED2014 Proceedings, pp. 4992-4997.
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