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Effectiveness of a Virtual Project-Based Simulation Game in Construction Education

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Fatemeh Pariafsai
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This research was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of a virtual project-based simulation game in construction education. For this purpose, Skyscraper Simulator, which is a project-based simulation game focused on the construction management process in an interactive environment, was tested by 135 undergraduate construction students. After finishing the game, students completed a questionnaire to rate the game’s effectiveness. Then, quantitative methods were used to investigate their answers. Students also rated their pre- and post- playing construction knowledge, ability and skills in six broad areas typical for their construction management curricula. To measure their perceived learning gains, the self- assessment data on each six area were analyzed by means of a paired-samples T test. The results provide the evidence for positive effect of a virtual project-based simulation game on educating undergraduate construction students, and so for its potential to be used as a supplementary tool in construction education at undergraduate level.

Fatemeh Pariafsai

Construction, Education, Project-based, Self- assessment, Simulation, Virtual

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 5 | September-October - 2016
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2016-10-30 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
377-393 IJSRSET1625104   Technoscience Academy

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Fatemeh Pariafsai, "Effectiveness of a Virtual Project-Based Simulation Game in Construction Education", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 5, pp.377-393, September-October-2016.
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