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Pages: 1576-1579
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.1341

Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain

FOSTERING LEARNING THROUGH MEDIA GAMES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

G. Ortiz, A. García de Prado, J. Boubeta-Puig

University of Cádiz (SPAIN)
One of the key challenges of university teaching is encouraging students to revise the learnt matters along the academic semester, rather than waiting for the final exam to study it. Occasionally, partial exams are included in the middle of the semester, becoming the same problem: students study only for the exam that now is not at the end of the semester, but they do not revisit the contents any more. In this paper, we relate an experience developed in several subjects of the Computer Science Engineering Degree at the University of Cádiz. In such subjects we introduced a couple of well-known media game shows along the semester. We encouraged students to study during the week before in order to compete (in teams of around five people) in the game. The game questions focused on the subject contents.

The results were that the students:
(1) studied before the game (even though there were no extra mark for reward),
(2) collaborated in their team to be the winners,
(3) revisited the topics during the game,
(4) enjoyed the activity developed.

As a result, the learning process was reinforced and improved with a motivating game-based activity.
@InProceedings{ORTIZ2017FOS,
author = {Ortiz, G. and Garc{\'{i}}a de Prado, A. and Boubeta-Puig, J.},
title = {FOSTERING LEARNING THROUGH MEDIA GAMES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE},
series = {9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN17 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-3777-4},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2017.1341},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2017.1341},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {3-5 July, 2017},
year = {2017},
pages = {1576-1579}}
TY - CONF
AU - G. Ortiz AU - A. García de Prado AU - J. Boubeta-Puig
TI - FOSTERING LEARNING THROUGH MEDIA GAMES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
SN - 978-84-697-3777-4/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2017.1341
PY - 2017
Y1 - 3-5 July, 2017
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN17 Proceedings
SP - 1576
EP - 1579
ER -
G. Ortiz, A. García de Prado, J. Boubeta-Puig (2017) FOSTERING LEARNING THROUGH MEDIA GAMES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, EDULEARN17 Proceedings, pp. 1576-1579.
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