Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2015
Volume: 10
Issue: 8
Page No. 311 - 316

The Effectiveness of Video Games in Enhancing Students’ Learning

Authors : Sultan Hammad Alshammari, Mohammad Bilal Ali and Mohd Shafie Rosli

Abstract: In the modern world with massive innovation taking place extensively, a new learning method is important for students to improvise the existing method and sustain a rapid development phase. Therefore, video games as a solid tool can be used as a learning method in an innovative and modernized approach. This study reviews the importance of video games based enhanced learning and concurrently evaluates this approach to promote students’ citizenship via 4 different aspects of video games, namely impact of having various type of video games, cognition response, gender and peer based learning and complementary element for classroom teaching. Additionally, herein, the limitations have also been discussed. However, by critically reviewing the literature, the advantages of video games based learning prevails its disadvantages with proper control and moderation. Simply because it contributes at all aspects of learning without inducing any lost of interest in a student and contribute extensively towards logical thinking.

How to cite this article:

Sultan Hammad Alshammari, Mohammad Bilal Ali and Mohd Shafie Rosli, 2015. The Effectiveness of Video Games in Enhancing Students’ Learning. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 10: 311-316.

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