The role of feedback in game-based learning : a review of the literature




Yi, Siqi

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Since the second half of the 20thcentury, various educational games have been developed and gradually used in the classroom. Although research over many years has shown games to be effective in enhancing learner performance, studies that focus on the feedback in game environments are lacking. Through a systematic review of the literature on game-based learning, this report presents a discussion on the role of feedback in game environments. A total of 21 peer-reviewed articles and conference proceedings ultimately met the inclusion criteria and were included for the literature synthesis. Exemplary educational games reviewed in the articles were also analyzed for domain-specific learning. The cumulative findings and propositions of the game-based learning have been extracted and synthesized. Future directions for design and research on feedback system in digital games are then proposed.


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