¿Merece la pena considerar los videojuegos en la enseñanza de contabilidad? Comparación de una simulación y un videojuego respecto a atributos, motivación y resultados de aprendizaje

Translated title of the contribution: Is it worth it to consider videogames in accounting education? A comparison of a simulation and a videogame in attributes, motivation and learning outcomes

Jordi Carenys, Soledad Moya, Jordi Perramon

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to assess the effectiveness of videogames in comparison to simulations in a higher education environment and with regard to their attributes, motivation, and learning outcomes, as three of the main dimensions that play a role in the effectiveness of digital game-based learning. Results demonstrate significant differences between the attributes and motivation dimensions, while no significant differences were found for the learning outcomes. This would imply that although both instructional tools lead students to the desired level of knowledge acquisition, the motivation generated, together with the set of features provided by the games complement each other, leading to a superior learning experience. These results support the inclusion of videogames as a complement to simulations in higher education accounting and business environments and allow us to propose a blended approach that provides the learner with the ‘best of both worlds’.

Translated title of the contributionIs it worth it to consider videogames in accounting education? A comparison of a simulation and a videogame in attributes, motivation and learning outcomes
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)118-130
Number of pages13
JournalRevista de Contabilidad-Spanish Accounting Review
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes

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