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Wikipedia: Level (video gaming)

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Using the Success Structure of Computer Games for Online Student Engagement Emma SatterfieldLecturerMissouri S&TWikipedia: Level (video gaming)

The use of levels in video games dates back to Namco's shoot 'em up Galaxian, released in 1979 during the golden age of video arcade games.The term level used during this era of arcade video games represented a difficulty phase or defined section of a given game

Each level usually has an associated objective, which may be as simple as walking from point A to point B. When the objective is completed, the player usually moves on to the next level. If the player fails, they must usually try the same level again or perhaps return to the very start of the game.

Wikipedia: Level (video gaming)A practical advantage is that levels divide the game into manageable sections, giving players a chance to rest at periodic intervals. Games can be automatically saved at these points and the gaps can help build suspense.

Online Module Trial4 LevelsReleased daily for two weeks Starting with lowest levelIncreasing difficulty with increasing levelFirst level focuses on training tasksSpelling, capitalizationBasic concepts (charges, subscripts/superscripts)Simple elements & compounds

Writing Element SymbolsNaming Chemical ElementsIdentifying Chemical Compounds: Ionic vs. Covalent (simple formulas)Identifying Chemical Compounds: Ionic vs. Covalent (intermediate formulas)Identifying Chemical Compounds: Ionic vs. Covalent (difficult formulas)Identifying Chemical Compounds: Ionic vs. Covalent (challenge)Identifying Chemical Compounds: Ionic vs. Covalent (names)Identifying Chemical Compounds: Ionic vs. Covalent (challenge)Naming Ions (simple)Naming Ions (intermediate)Naming Ions (difficult)Naming Ions (challenge)Writing Ion Formulas (simple)Writing Ion Formulas (intermediate)Writing Ion Formulas (difficult)Writing Ion Formulas (challenge)Naming Ionic Compounds (simple)Naming Ionic Compounds (intermediate)Naming Ionic Compounds (difficult)Naming Ionic Compounds (challenge)Writing Ionic Compound Formulas (simple)Writing Ionic Compound Formulas (intermediate)Writing Ionic Compound Formulas (difficult)Writing Ionic Compound Formulas (challenge)Naming HydratesNaming Hydrates (challenge)Writing Hydrate FormulasWriting Hydrate Formulas (challenge)Naming Acids (simple)Naming Acids (intermediate)Naming Acids (difficult)Naming Acids (challenge)Writing Acid Formulas (simple)Writing Acid Formulas (intermediate)Writing Acid Formulas (difficult)Writing Acid Formulas (challenge)Writing Covalent Compound FormulasNaming Covalent CompoundsNaming Organic Compounds (simple)Naming Organic Compounds (intermediate)Naming Organic Compounds (difficult)Naming Organic Compounds (challenge)Writing Organic Compound Formulas (simple)Writing Organic Compound Formulas (intermediate)Writing Organic Compound Formulas (difficult)Writing Organic Compound Formulas (challenge)Naming Chemical FormulasNaming Chemical Formulas (challenge)Writing Chemical FormulasWriting Chemical Formulas (challenge)ElementsIdentification (simple formulas)Identification (intermediate formulas)Identification (difficult formulas)Identification (challenge)Identification (names)Identification (challenge)Ions (simple)Ions (intermediate)Ions (difficult)Ions (challenge)Ionic (simple)Ionic (intermediate)Ionic (difficult)Ionic (challenge)HydratesHydrates (challenge)Acids (simple)Acids (intermediate)Acids (difficult)Acids (challenge)CovalentCovalentOrganic (simple)Organic (intermediate)Organic (difficult)Organic (challenge)AllAll (challenge)

Online Module TrialLevels 1 - 4 released daily as optional practice

Students who actively participated in practice were invited to take an online exam trial120 students participated77 achieved 90% or higher (these students were excused from the paper exam)

Overall results of paper and online examsStudents that utilized practice had 82% averageStudents that did not utilize practice had 65% averageChemical Nomenclature Exam Scores

median: 74.0%FS 2009; N = 742median: 74.6%median: 85.0%FS 2011; N = 750FS 2010; N = 756

Student Comments What did you like?I enjoyed using it instead of mindlessly reading and rereading notes and flashcards.The ability to get instant feedback on what I was doing wrong was a major help.I liked that the difficulty of practice exams gradually increased.The format of them was very helpful for learning all the stuff, and the amount of repetition really made it stick.Continuous practice available. My reasons for not studying something are because it isn't convienient. But this made is so easy, so I used it.

Student Comments Why didnt you use?I thought I knew nomenclature from high school better than I actually did - I did make use of the practice exams, but not in the way I should have, nor did I have the time (bad time management, still working on that) to complete all of the quizzes.I chose not to use the Nomenclature Practice exams because I was not doing well on the homework and I did not need the exams verifying that I was not doing well.Student Comments What would you change?I thought they were great. They should probably specify that they do not count mispelling...

About 90% felt more confident as a result of using the practice85% felt that the practice improved the outcome of their examStudent FeedbackMore than 50% believe that more time on practice modules would improve their grade.

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