Support and Next Steps
This research project took place during hybrid teaching, distance learning, and the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many of the conventions and practices that one could employ during a more normal teaching year were disrupted or rendered moot. While I was able to gather a fair amount of useful data, even under these unusual conditions, great potential still exists in exploring and expanding this research during a year when circumstances are less restrictive and teachers can bring their full arsenal of teaching tools to bear. Additional research with a larger sample size could be a great help in further clarifying and building upon the results of my study.
Additional Research Questions
Some questions that could guide further research are:
In order to continue pursuing the subject of my research, I plan to explore the following:
Last but not least, thank you to my wife for putting up with me and all of my talk about video games and education during these last twelve months! Her continuous support and encouragement throughout every step of this journey allowed me to complete my research and finish this graduate program during one of the most difficult years of teaching in modern history. I couldn’t have done it without her!