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Developing Enjoyable Second Language Learning Software Tools: a computing game paradigm

Ang, Chee Siang and Zaphiris, Panayiotis (2006) Developing Enjoyable Second Language Learning Software Tools: a computing game paradigm. In: Zaphiris, Panayiotis and Zacharia, Giorgos, eds. User-Centered Computer Aided Language Learning. IGI Global, pp. 1-21. ISBN 978-1-59140-750-8. (doi:10.4018/978-1-59140-750-8.ch001) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:36358)

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Abstract

This chapter attempts to examine computer game theories — ludology and narratology— that explain computer games as play activities and storytelling media. Founded onthis theoretical explanation, a game model that incorporates gameplay and narrativesis presented. From the model, two aspects of learning in the game environment areidentified: gameplay-oriented and narrative-oriented. It is believed that playingcomputer games involves at least one of these types of learning; thus, this game’s naturecan be used in designing engaging educational software. In addition, based onMalone’s theoretical framework on motivational heuristics, there are two methods ofapplying computer games in language learning: extrinsic and intrinsic, depending onthe integration of game designs and learning materials. Then, two cases of language-learning games are scrutinized, using the game model, in order to demonstrate the useof computer games in language learning.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.4018/978-1-59140-750-8.ch001
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Digital Media
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2013 10:05 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36358 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Ang, Chee Siang: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1109-9689
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