Perceptions of the Value of Digital Mini-Games: Implications for Middle School Classrooms

Spring 2010

Source: Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, Volume 26, Number 3, Spring 2010.

This research examined the change in the perceptions of preservice teachers regarding the use of digital mini-games to support middle school level social studies learning.
18 preservice teachers participated in the study.

The results of a Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test for matched pairs revealed that the participants' perceptions were positively modified by participation in a series of digital mini-games.
Results also indicated that the majority of preservice teachers agreed that digital games do have the potential for promoting learning in an educational setting.

Recommendations for further research are provided.

Updated: Jun. 13, 2010