Can pre-service teachers create digital game-based activities without coding knowledge?

Phu Vu, Martonia Gaskill

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This chapter examined five cases of pre-service teachers’ abilities and attitudes towards creating and using digital games in their future teaching. Participants included five pre-service teachers at a Midwest public university. The participants underwent the same research procedure including: pre-project openended interview, training session, and post-project open-ended interview. The researchers analyzed participants’ responses to the interviews and the quality of the games they created, using the Educational Electronic Games Rubric. Results showed that students not only enjoyed learning about digital games, but also were able to create quality games without coding knowledge or advanced technology skills. Five participants indicated that they plan on creating and integrating digital games into their future teaching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOphthalmology
Subtitle of host publicationBreakthroughs in Research and Practice
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781522552000
ISBN (Print)9781522551980
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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