Motivating Students to Learn Using A Game-Based Learning Approach Gaming and Education Issue
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This paper describes an immersive 3D multimedia-learning environment, Alien Rescue, which uses a game-based learning approach to support students' learning. The design of Alien Rescue couples a real-world scientific inquiry process with a playful experience delivered through a 3D immersive, discovery, and sensory-rich approach to enhance motivation and support learning. The paper also describes the development model used to create this learning environment and present recent research findings of a series of studies using it in middle school science.