ENHANCEMENT OF PERFORMANCE AND MOTIVATION THROUGH APPLICATION OF DIGITAL GAMES IN AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASS
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The study was conducted to find out what impact a digital game had on students’ learning performance and motivation. A quasi-experimental study was performed with two groups of students. The experimental group was taught using the digital game Kahoot whereas the control group was taught with the conventional method. Pre-tests, post-tests, and questionnaires on the students’ motivation and attitudes toward gamification in language learning were the instruments used in this study. The data were analyzed using Independent t-tests and One-way Analysis of Covariance. The results revealed statistically significant differences with regard to learning performance and motivation at 0.05. The experimental group obtained higher scores than the control group, and the motivation of students in the experimental group was much higher than that of the control group. In addition, the results of a survey indicated that students had positive attitudes towards application of digital games in language learning.
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