Mobile Gaming Patterns and Their Impact on Learning Outcomes: A Literature Review

  • Birgit Schmitz
  • Roland Klemke
  • Marcus Specht
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7563)


Mobile learning games have increasingly been topic of educational research with the intention to utilize their manifold and ubiquitous capabilities for learning and teaching. This paper presents a review of current research activities in the field. It particularly focuses is on the educational values serious mobile games provide. The study results substantiate their generally assumed motivational potential. Also, they indicate that mobile learning games may have the potential to bring about cognitive learning outcomes.


Mobile games mobile learning serious games game design patterns learning outcomes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Birgit Schmitz
    • 1
    • 2
  • Roland Klemke
    • 2
    • 1
  • Marcus Specht
    • 2
  1. 1.Humance AGKölnGermany
  2. 2.Center for Learning Science and TechnologyHeerlenThe Netherlands

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