Digital board game design for an English vocabulary learning tool while learning from home [chapter]

D.K. Aditya, I.N. Kusmayanti, R. Hendryanti, P.F. Alam
2021 Dynamics of Industrial Revolution 4.0: Digital Technology Transformation and Cultural Evolution  
English language learners often comment that learning English vocabulary is a challenge due to spelling, pronunciation, parts of speech, and a variety of meanings. Over the years, using educational games for classroom activities has been a popular and effective way to teach since it brings fun and relaxation, creates a friendly environment for competition, and keeps learners interested in learning. Therefore, this research aims to develop a digital learning tool called SQUARE TALKS!, a digital
more » ... oard game for English vocabulary learning focusing on the design phase involving language experts, game designers, and software developers. This current research explores the design phase from the game designers' perspectives. Qualitative methods are used in this research since the research does some observations and content analysis for data collecting. The results of the game development phase covered four aspects: narration, mechanic, aesthetics, and technology. The digital game prototype is envisioned to be an alternative learning tool to use game-based learning to assist learners and teachers during the recent COVID-19 pandemic situation.
doi:10.1201/9781003193241-31 fatcat:6vq6qr4fdvg53mn2ec6pyvlyjm