FA 16- Project 2: Week 11

This week I decided to go back to the original plan for my game and test it on younger school aged children again. After receiving great results from all other trials I wanted to see if the results would repeat and be the same as they were in the past if I tried it with younger children again. Although the children were different from the previous trial, I am pleased to say that the results were the same as they have been in the past. The children enjoyed the game and really excelled when it came to answering the questions.

The children were all 8 years old and answered questions based on subjects they are currently learning in school. The children had a science test on Wednesday so majority of the questions asked were science related and all topics that could appear on their test. The parents loved that the questions were helping them study and loved how motivated and encouraged the children were. The children had fun studying and were doing an amazing job answering the questions. The parents also informed me that their children usually hate studying and could never sit still look enough to get through an entire chapter. They told me that the children usually get frustrated and give up but playing the game I created and answering questions they could see on their test really hoped them stay focused. The children got the results of their test back on Friday and all did extremely well. The news made me extremely happy and I can’t wait to keep up the amazing work I have already achieved.

So far I have not made any major changes to my game because the results have always been great. The rules remain the same and the game objective has not changed. I hope that children and all other players will continue to enjoy this game and succeed. I can’t wait to see how much more this game can help others.

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About Robert O. Duncan

I'm an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences at City University of New York, with joint appointments in Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroscience. I also have an appointment as a Visiting Scholar at New York University. My research interests include cognitive neuroscience, functional magnetic resonance imaging, glaucoma, neurodegenerative disorders, attention, learning, memory, educational technology, pedagogy, and developing games for education.

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