The effects of peer intrinsic and extrinsic motivation on MMOG game-based collaborative learning

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Journal / PublicationInformation and Management
Issue number1
Online published20 Oct 2011
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012


We combined Massively Multiplayer Online Game and technology-based collaborative learning methods to examine peer motivational factors influencing intention to learn; these have seldom been jointly examined. We proposed two new constructs, peer intrinsic motivation and peer extrinsic motivation, and investigated their effect on a player's intention to learn individually and collaboratively. Our survey and interview findings showed that an individual player's peer intrinsic and extrinsic motivations had significantly positive influence on his or her intention to learn collaboratively and individually. Implications for academics, educators, game developers, and players are discussed. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Collaborative learning, Intention to learn, MMOG, Peer motivation