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How Pupil Data From Educational Games can be Presented to Teachers

Anderberg, Erik LU (2013) KOGM20 20131
Cognitive Science
Abstract
Educational games provide new possibilities for teaching and learning. Data from games can be used to inform teachers about their pupils’ progressions. By presenting such data in an efficient and useful manner, one might improve assessment and the way feedback is given. There is reason to believe that this would further increase the value of
educational games.
In this paper, two pioneering studies explore what kinds of data teachers are interested in extracting from games, and most importantly how this data should be presented. The first study involved teacher interviews, and the second involved teachers testing a prototype. These studies identified a current lack of data presentation and an enthusiasm about
the potential use of such... (More)
Educational games provide new possibilities for teaching and learning. Data from games can be used to inform teachers about their pupils’ progressions. By presenting such data in an efficient and useful manner, one might improve assessment and the way feedback is given. There is reason to believe that this would further increase the value of
educational games.
In this paper, two pioneering studies explore what kinds of data teachers are interested in extracting from games, and most importantly how this data should be presented. The first study involved teacher interviews, and the second involved teachers testing a prototype. These studies identified a current lack of data presentation and an enthusiasm about
the potential use of such presentation. Teachers desire an efficient and easy-to-use overview, but also the possibility of viewing more details about individual pupils, preferably by visualising the data. The positive results open up a wide range of possible future studies, such as how a teacher would use the presented information in a real classroom. (Less)
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author
Anderberg, Erik LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Hur Elevdata Från Lärspel kan Presenteras för Lärare
course
KOGM20 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Educational game, Assessment, Feedback, Presentation, Game Analysis Tool, GAT
language
English
id
3813229
date added to LUP
2013-10-07 16:32:44
date last changed
2014-06-01 03:45:36
@misc{3813229,
  abstract     = {Educational games provide new possibilities for teaching and learning. Data from games can be used to inform teachers about their pupils’ progressions. By presenting such data in an efficient and useful manner, one might improve assessment and the way feedback is given. There is reason to believe that this would further increase the value of
educational games.
In this paper, two pioneering studies explore what kinds of data teachers are interested in extracting from games, and most importantly how this data should be presented. The first study involved teacher interviews, and the second involved teachers testing a prototype. These studies identified a current lack of data presentation and an enthusiasm about
the potential use of such presentation. Teachers desire an efficient and easy-to-use overview, but also the possibility of viewing more details about individual pupils, preferably by visualising the data. The positive results open up a wide range of possible future studies, such as how a teacher would use the presented information in a real classroom.},
  author       = {Anderberg, Erik},
  keyword      = {Educational game,Assessment,Feedback,Presentation,Game Analysis Tool,GAT},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {How Pupil Data From Educational Games can be Presented to Teachers},
  year         = {2013},
}