Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
October 22, Sunday 2017 1:32 PM       

       HEADLINES: Sangh Parivar will divide India using Taj Mahal as weapon: Thomas Isaac                                              Youth held for molestation bid in Kozhikode                                              Bofors: CBI seeks govt’s nod to reopen case                                              Maharashtra: 10 killed as truck overturns in Sangli                                              MSRTC calls off five-day strike                                              Kamal Hassan shows support to ‘Mersal’                                              Melania Trump donates inaugural dress to national museum                                              Japan votes: Incumbent PM Abe appears headed to victory                                              Spain likely to seize powers from Catalonia                                              Third gold for Anumol                                              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
Bipasha Basu turns down offer to endorse aerated drink!  
Vampires may have been real people with a blood disorder  
When sex robots helped creator spice up his marriage  
Lord Ganesha issued admit card by a Bihar university  
Karnataka: Infants placed on hot coals as part of religious ritual  
Sex robot Samantha breaks down after being molested tech enthusiasts  
Owl feathers may inspire quieter aircraft, turbines  
'Honest' thieves return booty with a piece of advice  
Chhattisgarh: July 1-born girl named 'GST'  
Playing video games makes you a better university student!  
UP minister's guard carries gun during MRI scan, ruins machine  
Saddam tries to get Aadhar card for Bin Laden  
Aussie senator breastfeeds in Parliament  
Pet dogs may help cut stress in kids: study  
Rats, it's now hic hic time in Udaipur!  
Rats drinking alcohol: Bihar police  
Fruit Juice Floods Russian Town After Factory Roof Collapses  
Veg dishes irk groom, bride finds another man  
Book reveals why Jinnah shaved off his moustache  
Treatment-resistant 'HIV reservoir' cells identified  
Kidnapping, forced marriage: Pakistan's Hindu women hope for protection  
Dogs can adopt human perspective to find food: study  
Legal spat in US over parents wanting to name child "Allah"  
Chimp filmed cleaning dead son's teeth for first time  
Mediterranean diet may improve sperm quality: study  
 
Should Kummanam apologise to Kerala as remarked by the CM?
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