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Authors: Nour El Mawas 1 ; Irina Tal 1 ; Arghir-Nicolae Moldovan 1 ; Diana Bogusevschi 2 ; Josephine Andrews 1 ; Gabriel-Miro Muntean 2 and Cristina Hava Muntean 1

Affiliations: 1 National College of Ireland, Ireland ; 2 Dublin City University, Ireland

Keyword(s): Technology Enhanced Learning, STEM, Educational Video Game, Primary Education, and Solar System.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Computer-Supported Education ; e-Learning ; e-Learning in Developing Countries ; e-Learning Platforms ; Game-Based and Simulation-Based Learning ; Learning/Teaching Methodologies and Assessment ; Simulation and Modeling ; Simulation Tools and Platforms

Abstract: Teachers are facing many difficulties when trying to improve the motivation, engagement, and learning outcomes of students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. Game-based learning helps the students learn in an immersive and engaging environment, attracting them more towards STEM education. This paper introduces a new interactive educational 3D video game called Final Frontier, designed for primary school children. The proposed game design methodology is described and an analysis of a research study conducted in Ireland that investigated learner experience through a survey is presented. Results show that: (1) 92.5% of students have confirmed that the video game helped them to understand better the characteristics of the planets from the Solar system, and (2) 92.6% of students enjoyed the game and appreciated different game features, including the combination between fun and learning aspects which exists in the game.


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El Mawas, N.; Tal, I.; Moldovan, A.; Bogusevschi, D.; Andrews, J.; Muntean, G. and Muntean, C. (2018). Final Frontier Game: A Case Study on Learner Experience. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU; ISBN 978-989-758-291-2; ISSN 2184-5026, SciTePress, pages 122-129. DOI: 10.5220/0006716101220129

author={Nour {El Mawas}. and Irina Tal. and Arghir{-}Nicolae Moldovan. and Diana Bogusevschi. and Josephine Andrews. and Gabriel{-}Miro Muntean. and Cristina Hava Muntean.},
title={Final Frontier Game: A Case Study on Learner Experience},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU},


JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU
TI - Final Frontier Game: A Case Study on Learner Experience
SN - 978-989-758-291-2
IS - 2184-5026
AU - El Mawas, N.
AU - Tal, I.
AU - Moldovan, A.
AU - Bogusevschi, D.
AU - Andrews, J.
AU - Muntean, G.
AU - Muntean, C.
PY - 2018
SP - 122
EP - 129
DO - 10.5220/0006716101220129
PB - SciTePress