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Designing Socio-Cultural Learning Games: Challenges and Lessons Learned

Authors: 
J. Froschauer, M. Arends, D. Goldfarb, M. Weingartner, W. Merkl
Publisher: 
IEEE CS Press
Proceedings: 
International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2011)
Pages: 
56 - 61
Year: 
2011
Type: 
Speech with proceedings
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Department Focus: 
Media Informatics and Visual Computing
TU Focus: 
Information and Communication Technology
ISBN: 
ISBN: 978-0-9564263-8-3
Abstract: 
A considerable number of Learning Games have been published over the last years. Since there are no clear guidelines for developers, they may not always meet the learnerĀ“s expectations. Games are a powerful mediator for learning, but flaws in planning and design can have a negative effect on their potential. This paper describes the design of two Serious Games in a socio-cultural context. Special interest is given to the challenges that appeared during the design process. The lessons we have learned are summarized in a list of guidelines that may also help other developers to design successful Learning Games.
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