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A Study on the Attitude toward Online Game-based Edutainment (온라인게임 기반 에듀테인먼트에 관한 태도 연구)

  • Park, Seong-Taek;Kwon, Hye-Young;Kim, Tae-Ung;Jang, Woo-Jung
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.10 no.3
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    • pp.251-263
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    • 2012
  • Edutainment refers to the form of entertainment designed to educate as well as to amuse. It typically seeks to instruct its audience by embedding messages or educational contents in some familiar form of entertainment such as computer games, films, websites, multimedia software, etc. The purpose of this study is to identify the determinants of attitude toward online game-based edutainment. This study proposes the attitude, fun, usefulness, social interaction, challenge, and educational story as major research variables, and collected the survey responses from game players having experiences with online game-based edutainment. Factor analysis confirmed that 19 questions can be categorized into 6 factors : attitude, fun, usefulness, social interaction, challenge, and educational story. Regression analysis shows that fun, usefulness and educational story significantly and directly affect the attitude toward these edutainment games, and that educational story influences the level of usefulness. In addition, challenge and social interaction were found to have significant impact on fun. In conclusion, the wider implications of the findings for utilizing online game-based edutainment are provided.

The Effect of Social Network Service Characteristics on perceived Ease of Use and Usefulness (외식상품의 소셜네트워킹서비스 특성이 지각된 사용 용이성·유용성과 온라인 구전의도에 미치는 영향)

  • Oh, Wang-Kyu
    • The Korean Journal of Food And Nutrition
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    • v.29 no.6
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    • pp.1050-1057
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    • 2016
  • SNS (Social network service) characteristics are perceived to simplify use. We carried out empirical studies on these parameters to observe the impact on the image of catering SNS online by word-of-mouth. The subjects of the study were as follows: 32.3% (392 persons) 19 years old, 67.7% (821 persons) over 19 years, 51.0% (619 persons) in their 20s, 22.1% (268 persons) in their 30s, 17.6% in their 50s, and 9.3% (112 persons) over 50 years. After verifying the hypothesis proposed that SNS characteristics perceived the ease of use, the significant factor identified in usability were connectivity Speed (${\beta}=0.213$), playfulness (${\beta}=0.246$), information (${\beta}=0.115$), and reciprocity (${\beta}=0.357$). Dual reciprocity had the most impact. It was observed that a longer impact of these significant factors improved the feel and fun of use. If SNS companies cater to, quick and easy, diverse, reliable and latest information, they can increase the ease of use, and availability, depending on the goals. Also, significant factors in the SNS features and online word of mouth was playfulness (${\beta}=0.312$), information (${\beta}=0.207$), reciprocity (${\beta}=0.066$) and perceived ease of use, and usefulness (${\beta}=0.293$), double playfulness had the maximum impact. These features provided more fun, reliable information, and could quickly deliver the latest information. The more the perceived usefulness, and ease of use, higher was the online word-of-mouth effect. SNS usage characteristics of connectivity Speed did not show any statistical significance in online word-of-mouth. Thus, catering businesses need to find ways to increase the ease of use, make the usefulness multifaceted, constantly checking the catering information on the SNS and ensuring to get the latest information is from diverse and reliable sources. This would increase the fun for the customer making the SNS to actively be utilized as a marketing tool.

A Study on the Reuse Intention of Virtual Reality(VR) Content Using Technology Acceptance Model (기술수용모델을 이용한 가상현실(Virtual Reality : VR) 콘텐츠 재이용 의도에 관한 연구)

  • Qiao, Rongrong;Han, Dongsoong
    • Journal of Korea Game Society
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    • v.19 no.5
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    • pp.115-132
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    • 2019
  • This study analyzed factors affecting the perceived fun of VR contents' reuse intention through use of the technology acceptance mode. The factors associated with perceived fun were identified by setting the content quality, VR characteristics, emotional character and flow. The results demonstrate that perceived fun exercises a positive effect on VR characteristics, emotional character and flow, but that high content quality does not have an affect on perceived fun. Also perceived fun, perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use are all influenced by the intention to reintegrate.

The Study of Consumers' Propensity and Characteristic Perceptions Related to Mobile Commerce Influencing on Satisfaction of Use and Intention of Reuse (소비자의 모바일 커머스 관련 소비성향과 특성 인식에 따른 이용만족도 및 재이용의도)

  • Lu, Ting;Lee, Seung Sin
    • Family and Environment Research
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    • v.56 no.4
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    • pp.391-405
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    • 2018
  • There has been an increasing and widespread use of smartphones to make consumer purchases. Given the stark increases in the sales of business transactions using mobile phones, it is obvious that mobile phones have become major mediums for consumer purchases. Through mobile phones, people can make their purchases anytime, anywhere, which leads their impulse of consumption directly to actual actions of consumption. Consequently, mobile commerce has become widely spread and the competition of the market has intensified. The main findings and implications of this study are as follows. First, it is shown that, among the features of mobile commerce, elements of fun, usefulness, convenience, immediateness, and security affect mobile commerce user satisfaction. Second, among mobile commerce-related consumers' propensity, innovative consumption tendency appears to impact mobile commerce user satisfaction and repurchase intention. Third, recognition of elements in regards to fun, usefulness, convenience, immediateness, and security among features of mobile commerce affect consumers' intention to repurchase mobile commerce. Future recognition for mobile commerce has a direct impact on increasing consumers' repurchase intentions. Last, a higher mobile commerce user satisfaction leads to the higher repurchase intentions.

User Acceptance of the Mobile Internet Services (무선 인터넷 서비스의 사용자 수용)

  • Lee, Won-Jun;Lee, Chung-Seop;Kim, Tae-Ung;Paik, Tae-Young
    • Asia pacific journal of information systems
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    • v.14 no.2
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    • pp.61-86
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    • 2004
  • Despite their potential value, the mobile Internet services in the domestic market have not been widely accepted as industry experts have expected. To understand why, this study uses the TAM, Technology Acceptance Model, and explores the factors affecting the usage behavior of the end-users. Based on statistical analysis of survey data, we show that social influence and perceived ease of use affect perceived usefulness, and that self-efficacy and focus significantly influence perceived ease of use. Furthermore, perceived usefulness is shown to play a significant role in explaining actual usage of the mobile Internet services. However, contrary to the hypothesized relationships, service quality, focus, and innovativeness of users turn out to have little impact on the traditional endogenous TAM variables such as perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, and actual usage behavior. Based on these results, we attempt to provide managerial implications for the domestic mobile Internet service providers and to suggest future research directions in this domain of research.

A Study on Digital Storytelling Based Programming Education (디지털 스토리텔링기반 프로그래밍 교육에 관한 연구)

  • Park, Jung-Ho
    • Journal of the Korea Society of Computer and Information
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    • v.19 no.5
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    • pp.119-128
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    • 2014
  • This study conducted digital storytelling-based programing education targeting students at elementary school and analyzed educational significance as looking into perception on programing, making cognitive-affective assessments and having interviews. The results of the study are provided as follows. First, in terms of ex-post perception, from all the areas of fun, usefulness and ease of use, statistically significant differences were observed. It was also learned that female students have positive perception similar to male students. Second, the ex-ante and ex-post cognitive assessments came up with significant differences. Third, more affectively the class is developed, the number of students who would feel 'happiness' constantly increases. What the study has found there proves educational value of digital storytelling to programing education, and they will be used effectively as basic references for any relevant field to design measures for programing education of students at elementary school in the future.

A Study on the use factor of the Cyber Home Learning Service (학습자의 사이버 가정학습 사용 요인에 관한 분석 연구)

  • Heo, Gyun
    • Journal of Internet Computing and Services
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    • v.9 no.3
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    • pp.159-167
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    • 2008
  • The purpose of this study is finding factors affecting the students' use of the Cyber Home Learning Service System and exploring the direction of this system. It is based on the TAM(Technology Acceptance Model) and the result of the previous studies, six external and three internal factors influencing the sue of Cyber Home Learning Service System were extracted. The participants were 201 elementary school students in Pusan. The response of the questionnaire was gathered by online survey system. To analyze the data and the hypothesis, multiple regression and factor analysis were explored. The result indicated that (a) "usefulness" and "future-intention" affected statically to the use, (b) "usefulness" to the future-intention, (c) "subjective judgement", "fun", and "ease of use" to the usefulness, (d) "self-efficiency" and "contents quality" to the ease of use.

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Extended TAM for Accepting Mobile Devices Including Functional Attributes : The Case of Cellular Phone (기능적 속성을 고려한 기술수용모형(TAM)의 확장연구 : 휴대폰의 채택 사례를 중심으로)

  • Lee Jong-Oh;Whang Jae-Hoon;Lee Sun-Ro;Kang So-Ra
    • Journal of Information Technology Applications and Management
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    • v.13 no.1
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    • pp.39-66
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    • 2006
  • In a few years, a variety of mobile devices are expected to be utilized as a necessity for business as well as personal communications. Thus it is needed to conduct a comprehensive study on the acceptance of mobile devices in the mature market like Korea. This paper develops an extended technology acceptance model by including functional attributes of cellular phone and examines the determinant factors causing accepting cellular phones. Our empirical analysis through the internet survey shows that 1) among the determinant factors, perceived usefulness, perceived enjoyment or fun, and social pressure have positive direct impacts on the intention of accepting cellular phone, and 2) functional attributes of cellular phone affect the determinant factors differently.

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Prospects of Characteristics Factors on Serious Game through Application Case Study Analysis (응용분야 사례 분석을 통한 기능성 게임의 특성요인 전망)

  • Choi, Woo-Seok
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.15 no.8
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    • pp.409-416
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    • 2017
  • The game market has not only grown in size of the 10 trillion won but also the form and function of game use. Serious game combines the educational purpose and the fun of the game and develops it so that contents such as national defense. In this study, we analyze the cases of five application areas for the activation of serious games, and develop factors that the serious game should have, we want to see what the characteristics are and how important it is. The results of analysis show that it was analyzed that most serious games of application field were developed as 'experiential games' such as education, learning, experience, and simulation. This means that it is very effective to develop a serious game in consideration of the characteristics that a potential user should prefer a sensible game as well as a clear goal of a serious game in game development.

Medical Professionals' Review of YouTube Videos Pertaining to Exercises for the Constipation Relief (국내 유튜브 영상으로 배포된 변비 완화 운동 콘텐츠의 의료진에 의한 평가)

  • Lee, Tae Hee;Kim, Seong-Eun;Park, Kyung Sik;Shin, Jeong Eun;Park, Seon-Young;Ryu, Han Seung;Kim, Jung-Wook;Lee, Yoo Jin;Cho, Young Sin;Park, Suyeon;Constipation Research Group of The Korean Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
    • The Korean Journal of Gastroenterology
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    • v.72 no.6
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    • pp.295-303
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    • 2018
  • Background/Aims: The primary aims of this study were to evaluate the content quality of YouTube videos on exercises to help relieve constipation and to assess whether the video source, exercise types, and popularity affected their quality. Methods: Eight gastroenterologists independently evaluated the exercises presented in the constipation YouTube videos for seven items: image quality, usefulness in relieving constipation (quality 1), usefulness for general physical health (quality 2), difficulty in following, activity intensity, fun, and overall quality. Raters were asked open-ended questions to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the videos. Five-point ordinal scales were used to score each item aforementioned, with the exception of image quality and overall quality that used a six-point Likert scale. Results: The 20 videos had a mean length of 268 seconds and a mean viewership of 32,694. The most common video source was commercial (n=10), and the most common type of physical activity was yoga (n=11). The median values of image quality, quality 1, quality 2, difficulty in following, activity intensity, fun, and overall quality were 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, and 2, respectively. Yoga videos had significantly higher median quality 1 values (3) compared with massage videos (2, adjusted p=0.006) and 'others' videos (2, adjusted p<0.001). A lack of medical evidence was the most common answer to open-ended questions about the weaknesses of each video. Conclusions: Overall, YouTube exercise videos presented a low-quality content. This study highlights the need for evidence-based comprehensive educational videos addressing exercises for treating constipation.