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Comparison of card and desktop versions of a game about periodic properties.
Trindade Perry, Gabriela
Leandro Eichler, Marcelo
This paper presents the results of a comparison study of the learning outcomes of two versions of the same educational game about periodic properties of chemical elements, called Xe nubi. Our aim was to test C lark's "method- not- media" hypothesis, which predicts there will be no difference in student performance if the method of instruction is the same, regardless of media types. This study took place in a public technical school in southern Brazil and sought differences in pre-test and post-test scores between groups that played Xenubi as printed cards or on the computer. The results point to no significant difference between the two groups, although there was difference in the pre and post-test, indicating the game was effective. This is a confirmation of C lark's hypothesis.