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Using Mini-Games in the Classroom

Professor Marilyn Dantico talks about her experiences incorporating games in her required upper division research methods course.  Hesitant at first, she included word search, jeopardy, scatter, and arcade games that highlighted important course concepts.   Comparing class mid-term performance against a previous semester, student scores improved while standard deviation and mean difficulty remained stable.  The high score went up six points, and the mean, median, and mode went up four points.  For the final, the high score increased two percent and the mean and median increased.

Will she use games again?  Watch and find out!