How effective is the computer game model for teaching chemistry?. Kermin Joel Martínez-Hernández Gabriela C. Weaver Department of Chemistry Chemical Education Division Purdue University. Overview:. Student feedback about game playing.
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Kermin Joel Martínez-Hernández
Gabriela C. Weaver
Department of Chemistry
Chemical Education Division
Phase I (Summer and Fall 2003):
Phase II (This Summer):
Phase III (Fall 2004):
Volunteers and students sample:
Description of sessions:
1st Person Shooter
Role Playing Game (RPG)
5=Completely Agree 1=Strongly Disagree
Enjoy playing PC games
Likert Scale Questions:
Table 1. Student high and low responses (RED=Females high, BLUE=Males High)
Interpretation of Data, chemistry?cont.:
Comparison of Game vs. Game per Question
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