EFFECTS OF PLAYING DOTA TO THE STUDY HABITS OF SECOND YEAR LEVEL STUDENTS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AT MINDANAO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
A Research Paper
Mrs. Meden Mendoza
MINDANAO UNIVERSITY of SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY
Cagayan de Oro City
In Partial Fulfillment
of the Requirements of the Course
CANDY JELL JARAPAN
MARC JOSEPH DY
In the years where computers are not yet invented, students are not yet engaged in activities using technologies. Students rely on books and visit libraries to study, read their notes and to review their school lessons. Despite the lack of computers high technology gadgets students achieve high and good grades. They strive hard just to attain higher and better grades in their education. As time continues to run our world keeps getting more advanced and modernized and until now, it doesn’t stop. One of the finished products of modernization is the machine called “computer”. It gives us benefits and brings significance and importance to our lives, but as we all know that when things are not used properly, there’s always a negative effect. Many people are playing and having so much fun with this that can be a form of entertainment. “DotA” is one of the examples of computer games and this is where our topic began to start. “DotA” means Defense of the Ancients. It is commonly the word that we can hear on most people especially the youth and some actually doesn’t have any idea about it.
The youth nowadays are so in to those computer games. They are losing their interests in playing physical and traditional games. Defense of the Ancients (commonly known as DotA) is a real time online or LAN strategy games composing of two to ten or twelve players where you can choose from over ninety unique characters (commonly known as heroes) you can play on. It requires focus, strategy, quick hands and quick thinking when you are in difficult situations. According to Guinsoo (http://www.oppapers.com/essays/The-effects-of-playing-Defense-of/580808), “I and my men created DotA in 2003 as a customized game in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos created by Blizzard Entertainment. This phenomenal PC game had released many versions, and the latest version of DotA is DotA Allstars 6.70.” From elementary, high school, college, out of school youth and even adults, DotA dominates the gaming life of most gamers. As DotA arises, many issues also arise. It may be about on relationship, peers, foes and most especially, education. Playing DotA among male students became a major problem when it comes in academic performances among them.
Statement of the Problem
The researchers wishes to answer the following questions: (1) what is the main reason why students get addicted to DotA? (2) Why does DotA attract most boys than girls? (3) What are the effects of DotA to the life of the students?
Significance of the Study
This study will be very significant to those people who play DotA. They will be informed about the good and bad effects of the game, especially to those students who failed in their academics because of playing DotA. Though this study is limited to students, but this would surely help those who have/had been addicted (students of not) to the game and are encountering problems. Objectives of the Study
This study has the following objectives: (1) to be able to determine the good and bad effects of DotA; (2) to inform DotA players about the effects of DotA; (3) to be able to know if DotA has something to do with the decreasing academic performance of the students.
Definition of Terms
Computer – an electronic device an electronic device capable of storing and processing information in accordance with a set of instruction. Dominates – have a very strong influence over.
DotA – Defense of the Ancient, a kind of strategy game.
LAN – Local Area Network
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