Miller, Leslie M.
Beier, Margaret E.
Klisch, Yvonne, Miller, Leslie M., Beier, Margaret E., et al.. "Teaching the Biological Consequences of Alcohol Abuse through an Online Game: Impacts among Secondary Students." CBE-Life Sciences Education, 11, (2012) The American Society for Cell Biology: 94-102. http://dx.doi.org/10.1187/cbe.11-04-0040.
A multimedia game was designed to serve as a dual-purpose intervention that aligned with National
Science Content Standards, while also conveying knowledge about the consequences of alcohol
consumption for a secondary school audience. A tertiary goal was to positively impact adolescents'
attitudes toward science through career role-play experiences within the game. In a pretest/delayed
post-test design, middle and high school students, both male and female, demonstrated significant
gains on measures of content knowledge and attitudes toward science. The best predictors of these
outcomes were the players' ratings of the game's usability and satisfaction with the game. The
outcomes suggest that game interventions can successfully teach standards-based science content,
target age-appropriate health messages, and impact students' attitudes toward science.
The American Society for Cell Biology
Teaching the Biological Consequences of Alcohol Abuse through an Online Game: Impacts among Secondary Students
National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
CBE-Life Sciences Education
Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning
R25 AA014896 (National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)