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2022, 4(3): 189-209

Published Date:2022-6-20 DOI: 10.1016/j.vrih.2022.02.001

Serious games in science education: a systematic literature review


Teaching science through computer games, simulations, and artificial intelligence (AI) is an increasingly active research field. To this end, we conducted a systematic literature review on serious games for science education to reveal research trends and patterns. We discussed the role of Virtual Reality (VR), AI, and Augmented Reality (AR) games in teaching science subjects like physics. Specifically, we covered the research spanning between 2011 and 2021, investigated country-wise concentration and most common evaluation methods, and discussed the positive and negative aspects of serious games in science education in particular and attitudes towards the use of serious games in education in general.


Serious games ; Simulations, Artificial intelligence, Virtual reality, Augmented reality ; Games in education

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Mohib ULLAH, Sareer Ul AMIN, Muhammad MUNSIF, Muhammad Mudassar YAMIN, Utkurbek SAFAEV, Habib KHAN, Salman KHAN, Habib ULLAH. Serious games in science education: a systematic literature review. Virtual Reality & Intelligent Hardware, 2022, 4(3): 189-209 DOI:10.1016/j.vrih.2022.02.001


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