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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2017 Vol.7(6): 406-410 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.6.902

A Study of Self-regulated Learning in an Online Gaming Environment for Engineering Education

Gayatri Mehta, Brett Kellerstedt, Jeanne Tunks, Kiran Sanagapaty, Alok Pal, and Rani Deepika Balavendran Joseph
Abstract—In this paper, we study the self-regulated learning aspect in an interactive open-ended game-like design environment. We used the interactive game UNTANGLED to conduct this study. This paper is focused on studying the effect of time breaks on the performance of game players and the quality of solutions players generate. Our results suggest that i) games should require a certain level of metacognition, so that players are expected to self-evaluate, self-direct, and self-select choices that lead to feasible solutions; ii) game should include motivational tools that aid in the movement through the material available in the game that leads to meaningful learning; and iii) games should enhance behaviors that lead to various strategies players can select from for decision making.

Index Terms—Engineering education, games with a purpose, mapping, placement, self-regulated learning, STEM games.

Gayatri Mehta is with Electrical Engineering, University of North Texas, Texas, USA (e-mail: gayatri.mehta@unt.edu).
Brett Kellerstedt and Jeanne Tunks are with College of Education, University of North Texas, Texas, USA (e-mail: Brett.Kellerstedt@unt.edu, jeanne.tunks@unt.edu).
Kiran Sanagapaty, Alok Pal, and Rani Deepika Balavendran Joseph are with College of Engineering, University of North Texas, USA (e-mail: KiranSanagpaty@my.unt.edu, AlokPal@my.unt.edu, RaniDeepikaBalavendranJoseph@my.unt.edu).

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Cite: Gayatri Mehta, Brett Kellerstedt, Jeanne Tunks, Kiran Sanagapaty, Alok Pal, and Rani Deepika Balavendran Joseph, "A Study of Self-regulated Learning in an Online Gaming Environment for Engineering Education," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 406-410, 2017.

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