sg 15(4): e5

Research Article

Empirical evidence of the game-based learning advantages for online students persistence

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/sg.1.4.e5,
        author={A. Imbellone and G. Marinensi and C.M.  Medaglia},
        title={Empirical evidence of the game-based learning advantages for online students persistence},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Serious Games},
        volume={1},
        number={4},
        publisher={ICST},
        journal_a={SG},
        year={2015},
        month={7},
        keywords={dropout, game-based learning, on-line education, serious games},
        doi={10.4108/sg.1.4.e5}
    }
    
  • A. Imbellone
    G. Marinensi
    C.M. Medaglia
    Year: 2015
    Empirical evidence of the game-based learning advantages for online students persistence
    SG
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/sg.1.4.e5
A. Imbellone1,*, G. Marinensi1, C.M. Medaglia1
  • 1: Digital Administration and Social Innovation Centre (DASIC), Link Campus University of Rome, Italy
*Contact email: a.imbellone@unilink.it

Abstract

The paper presents the empirical results obtained from a study conducted on a game-based online course that took place in 2014 with 47 participants. The study evidenced the benefits of the learning games mechanics on learners’ willingness to continue the course. Assuming the interest for the subject of the course as a fundamental condition for student persistence within the course, it is shown how it can be significantly enhanced by the presence of both ludic and narrative game-based elements.