Title

Enhancing intelligence, English and Math competencies in the classroom via e@Leader integrated online edutainment gaming and assessment

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Cases on collaboration in virtual learning environments: Processes and interactions

Publication Date

2010

First Page

263

Last Page

283

Publisher

Information Science Reference

Abstract

This chapter describes the e@Leader gaming platform. Whether online edutainment gaining can enhance intelligence, student learning, or scholastic performance remains hotly debated in education research circles. In response to this academic issue, and in order to address a number of educational policy ques­tions asked of the authors by several government organizations, the authors have developed the online e@Leader edutainment gaming platform as a solution. Their e@Leader program is the first comprehensive ‘learning by gaming’ system to also be designed according to the findings of advanced machine learning and cognitive developmental neuroscience research. In 2008, the first empirical evidence was generated with its use, and together with its built-in assessment system, integrated into the school curriculum. Beyond this existence proof of concept, and practical program application for educational use. results of beta-testing with the Leader system across primary schools in two countries support the claim for tutored online educational gaming in enhancing intelligence, active student learning, and scholastic performances in English and math.

DOI

10.4018/978-1-60566-878-9.ch017

Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9781605668789|

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Recommended Citation

Dickinson, A. R., & Hui, D. (2010). Enhancing intelligence, English and Math competencies in the classroom via e@Leader integrated online edutainment gaming and assessment. In D. Russell (Ed.), Cases on collaboration in virtual learning environments: Processes and interactions (pp.263-283). Hershey: Information Science Reference.