Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
 
 
August 17, Friday 2018 1:57 AM       

       HEADLINES: Thousands stranded along Pamba banks; Call for rescue (video)                                              Stranded girl seeks help via Facebook                                              Shutters of dams in Pathanamthitta lowered                                              Unrelenting rains, floods in Kerala, 39 die in past two days                                              CM holds talks with Modi and Rajnath Singh                                              Major events in Vajpayee's political journey                                              Vajpayee - pragmatist, orator and statesman who went beyond BJP's nationalist political agenda                                              Scotland Yard returns 12th century stolen Buddha statue to India on I-Day                                              Trump Tower operators sued over water release into river                                              Anger grows in Italy as bridge toll rises to 38                                              Former India captain Ajit Wadekar no more                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       WEIRDNEWS Next Article: UP minister's guard carries gun during MRI scan, ruins machine  
       Playing video games makes you a better university student!
 
         Posted on :19:14:43 Jun 6, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:19:14:43 Jun 6, 2017
         Tags: Playing video games makes you a better univer
 

LONDON: Starting your university life? Playing video games may help you develop 'graduate attributes' - skills required for higher education, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that gaming improved student communication skills, resourcefulness and adaptability and may have a role to play in higher education.

Over an eight-week period, undergraduate students were assigned to either an intervention or a control group. Adaptability, resourcefulness and communication skills were measured in both groups.

The intervention group played specified video games under controlled conditions over an eight-week period and they showed improvements in communication, adaptability, and resourcefulness scales compared to the control group.

This supported the hypothesis that playing video games can improve self-reported graduate skills.
"The findings suggest that such game-based learning interventions have a role to play in higher education," said Matthew Barr, from the University of Glasgow in the UK.

Graduate attributes are those generic skills such as problem solving, communication, resourcefulness or adaptability which are considered desirable in graduates, particularly where employability is concerned.

"Modern video games often require players to be adaptable and resourceful, and finding multiple ways of accomplishing a task. The way games are designed often encourages critical thinking and reflective learning, commonly cited as desirable attributes in graduates," Barr said.

The research was intended to measure the effects of playing commercial video games on the attainment of certain graduate attributes, testing the hypothesis that playing selected games can improve student scores on measures of graduate skills.

"This work demonstrates that playing commercial video games can have a positive effect on communication ability, adaptability and resourcefulness in adult learners, suggesting that video games may have a role to play in higher education," said Barr.

"The study also suggests that graduate skills may be improved in a relatively short amount of time, with the gains reported here achieved over a period of eight weeks and representing just 14 hours of game play," he added.

"Certainly, the results suggest that the popular discourse around games' alleged ill effects should be tempered by considerations of the potential positive outcomes of playing video games," he said.

A A
       WEIRDNEWS
Next Article: UP minister's guard carries gun during MRI scan, ruins machine
 
 
WEIRDNEWS HEADLINES
Married to girl who accused him of rape, paddler Ghosh picking up pieces  
J-K: Kungfu nuns give self-defence training to girl students  
Climbing chariots & touching trinity a crime: SJTA  
Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's widow leaves China  
Semen can cause Ebola virus disease  
UN slams Trump over child detentions  
Candidates with varicose veins unfit to join armed forces:HC  
Sexual intimacy in late years does not slow memory loss  
Twitterati goes berserk over Kanye West's new 'poop' song  
Ajinomoto helps improve Thailand's food industry  
Man bites off brother's nose after denied money for alcohol  
Alive man in Uttar Pradesh declared 'dead' on paper  
UP: Man's severed foot kept between his legs in Sultanpur hospital  
Gender: Female; Name: Miss Unwanted  
UP: Man performs last rites for his pet parrot  
Madhya Pradesh: Dead man came alive  
Delhi college students protest after semen-filled balloons thrown at girls  
Drunk man survives after biting and killing snake  
MLAs fear spirits haunting Rajasthan Assembly, demand 'yagya'  
Couple gets grandchildren via surrogacy  
Divorce petition filed against dog, goat marriage  
TN: Priests suspended for decorating idol in 'salwar kameez'  
80-year-old woman raped in Pune  
Doctor commits suicide after wife denies him non-veg food  
Modern-day Mowgli: Village boy forges bond with gang of monkeys  
 
Do you think people took lightly government's warnings in flood-prone areas?
yes
 
no
 
no opinion
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy