Playing video games collaboratively, competitively can boost learning: Study

Lauren Williams's picture
Monday, November 11, 2013

Playing educational video games either competitively or collaboratively with another player can enhance students' motivation to learn, a new study has found.

While playing a math video game collaboratively - as compared to playing alone - students adopted a mastery mindset that is highly conducive to learning, researchers said.

Moreover, students' interest and enjoyment in playing the math video game increased when they played with another student.

The findings point to new ways in which computer, console, or mobile educational games may yield learning benefits.

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