Dissertation Research Series
I have been finishing up my dissertation proposal titled, “Motivation, Goal Orientation, and Academic Performance in Educational Games and Affinity Spaces” for a defense scheduled for February 28th. Of course this means that I have been engaging in an extensive amount of research for the background information about games, motivation, and affinity spaces.
I will be sharing this information on the Immersed Games blogs through a series of posts, creatively titled the Dissertation Research Series. Please note this is not the full text of my proposal, as I don’t think blog attention spans are quite that long. I’ll be editing sections down into separate posts for easily digestible pieces of information.
The post has been edited below for a listing with links for each post in the series.
Part I | Educational Games Potential
Part II | Defining Games
Part III | Learning through Gameplay
Part IV | Game-Based Learning Research
Part V | Motivations for Game-Based Learning
Part VI | Motivations for Game-Based Learning Research
Part VII | Affinity Spaces
Part VIII | Affinity Spaces for Learning Research