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Cyril Brom

How to Conduct Studies of Instructional Effectiveness of Digital Games in the Curricular Schooling System

Digital games are believed by many to be instructionally effective in the context of the formal schooling system; however, studies investigating this idea empirically are limited and their outcomes are often inconclusive and/or difficult to interpret. Part of the problem is caused by the fact that when conducting a study in an authentic environment, i.e., in a school, as opposed to a laboratory, researchers encounter many common, yet unspoken, technical pitfalls. This paper verbalizes some of these pitfalls and organizes them into 6 Recommendations for “best practice” in field studies on the instructional effectiveness of digital game-based learning (DGBL). These recommendations are based on experience gained during five DGBL studies on more than 700 subjects in the context of secondary education and can be useful to other researchers willing to run similar studies.

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Cyril Brom holds a PhD degree in Computer Science from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague. He is currently employed as an assistant professor there, and he is also the head of Artificial Minds for Intelligent Systems research group. His research deals with serious games, artificial intelligence, 3D virtual reality, and computational ethology. He collaborated on several educational projects, including those presented during the talk..


Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Ke Karlovu 3, Prague, Czech Republic