Usability of RPG-based learning framework

Meng Chew Leow, Lillian Yee Kiaw Wang, Siong Hoe Lau, Choo Kim Tan

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The study assessed the usability of the Role-Playing Game-based Learning Framework (RPG LF) using the System Usability Scale (SUS). The test was conducted on a group of 35 undergraduates who played the sample implementation of the RPG LF. The study concluded with the respondents giving positive feedback on the use of the RPG LF for learning. Detailed probing into gender comparison and academic age group comparison revealed more details about the usability of RPG LF. There was not much difference between the sexes. Younger academic age group demonstrated more uncertainty compared to their seniors in terms of the usability of RPG LF. The study also factorized the original SUS data into 8-question Usability scale and 2-question Learnability scale, respectively. The findings were in line with the findings by other researchers that the 8-question Usability scale is a good substitute for the original 10-question SUS and is a better candidate in comparison to the 2-question Learnability scale. The study concluded that the RPG LF is a good framework to implement game into enhancing learning experience and suggested for longitudinal study to be conducted to assess the effectiveness of RPG LF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)643-653
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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