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I. Vargianniti, K. Karpouzis
Using Big and Open Data to Generate Content for an Educational Game to Increase Student Performance and Interest
Big Data and Cognitive Computing 4 (4), 30, MDPI.
ABSTRACT
The goal of this paper is to utilize available big and open data sets to create content for a board and a digital game and implement an educational environment to improve studentsą familiarity with concepts and relations in the data and, in the process, academic performance and engagement. To this end, we used Wikipedia data to generate content for a Monopoly clone called Geopoly and designed a game-based learning experiment. Our research examines whether this game had any impact on the studentsą performance, which is related to identifying implied ranking and grouping mechanisms in the game, whether performance is correlated with interest and whether performance di ers across genders. Student performance and knowledge about the relationships contained in the data improved significantly after playing the game, while the positive correlation between student interest and performance illustrated the relationship between them. This was also verified by a digital version of the game, evaluated by the students during the COVID-19 pandemic; initial results revealed that students found the game more attractive and rewarding than a traditional geography lesson.
29 October , 2020
I. Vargianniti, K. Karpouzis, "Using Big and Open Data to Generate Content for an Educational Game to Increase Student Performance and Interest", Big Data and Cognitive Computing 4 (4), 30, MDPI.
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