Health website's games and features evaluation by middle schoolers

Karen Chapman-Novakofski, Henna Muzaffar, Darla Castelli, Jane Scherer

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Health information on the Internet is popular for both adults and adolescents. Providing this information in an enjoyable manner during school may provide an alternative to teacher-led education. However, there are advantages and disadvantages of 'edutainment'. The objective of this study was to explore these advantages and disadvantages of a health-related website which incorporated games and interactive features from the adolescents' perspective. Most features received favorable evaluations, with the exception of one in particular using an interactive map. Social interaction with ratings and scores were seen as too competitive by some.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-27
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016


  • Adolescent
  • Edutainment
  • Health
  • Website

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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