Self-Regulation and Gender Within a Game-Based Learning Environment

  title={Self-Regulation and Gender Within a Game-Based Learning Environment},
  author={John L. Nietfeld and Lucy R. Shores and Kristin F. Hoffmann},
In this study, we examined how self-regulated learning (SRL) and gender influences performance in an educational game for 8th-grade students (N 130). Crystal Island–Outbreak is an immersive, inquirybased, narrative-centered learning environment featuring a microbiology science mystery aligned with 8th-grade science curriculum. SRL variables predicted successful in-game performance even after accounting for prior knowledge and perceived gaming skill. Content learning gains were found across both… CONTINUE READING

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