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Towards an Online Multiplayer Serious Game Providing a Joyful Experience in Learning Art History

Authors: 
J. Froschauer, M. Arends, D. Goldfarb, W. Merkl
Publisher: 
IEEE CS Press
Proceedings: 
2011 Third International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications VS-Games 2011
Pages: 
160 - 163
Year: 
2011
Type: 
Speech with proceedings
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Department Focus: 
Business Informatics
TU Focus: 
Information and Communication Technology
ISBN: 
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4419-9
Abstract: 
Using prevalent teaching methods, such as classroom teaching, art historical facts can be tedious to communicate. Especially when it concentrates on teaching artists names, artworks and their corresponding era of art. Knowing about the cultural-historical background of art history can play an important role in raising a studentĀ“s interest in contemporary culture and cultural heritage. We propose the online multiplayer Serious Game ThIATRO that helps students learn art history. This playful approach is intended to not only increases the motivation to learn but also compel the player to think about, organize and use information in ways that encourage active construction of knowledge.
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