Interactive learning of factual contents using a game-like quiz

Abejide Ade-Ibijola, Kehinde Aruleba

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Computer games are widely recognised for the attention they get from their players. Beyond mere games are ‘serious games’ created to teach specific subjects or concepts. Arguably, two of the most addictive mechanisms in serious games are: the scoring design, and the game interface. These mechanisms have been proven to increase the interest of players in such games, balancing their learning experience with the fun. Quiz systems, by contrast, are mere educational tools with little or no interesting devices. In this paper we propose a new classification for some mid-point between serious games and quiz systems, suggesting an ‘equilibrium’ by adding some fun and keeping the educational content of quiz systems. We also describe the development of a new quiz system designed with Abeced. It is designed with game-like interactive feedback mechanisms for testing students on factual contents across different subjects. Abeced, mimicking most serious games, is designed with an interesting interface and a voice feedback to enhance students’ learning experience. Students found Abeced very interesting because of its embedded game-like features.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICT Education - 47th Annual Conference of the Southern African Computer Lecturers’ Association, SACLA 2018, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsHussein Suleman, Stefan Gruner, Salah Kabanda
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783030058128
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event47th Annual Conference of the Southern African Computing Lecturers Association, SACLA 2018 - Gordon's Bay, South Africa
Duration: 18 Jun 201820 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference47th Annual Conference of the Southern African Computing Lecturers Association, SACLA 2018
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityGordon's Bay


  • Abeced
  • Game-like quiz
  • Quiz systems
  • Serious games

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics


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