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ERIC Number: ED542713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
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Agoras: Towards Collaborative Game-Based Learning Experiences on Surfaces
Catala, Alejandro; Garcia-Sanjuan, Fernando; Pons, Patricia; Jaen, Javier; Mocholi, Jose A.
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA) (Madrid, Spain, Oct 19-21, 2012)
Children nowadays consume and manage lots of interactive digital software. This makes it more interesting and powerful to use digital technologies and videogames supporting learning experiences. However, in general, current digital proposals lack of in-situ social interaction supporting natural exchange and discussion of ideas in the course of creative learning activities. Moreover, learning activities based on games should put the emphasis on the phase of creating artifacts for the game ecosystem, not on just playing or consuming contents. With the aim of supporting learning activities focused on "playing to create games," this paper presents the implemented middleware to support this process from a technical point of view. The system allows the creation on an interactive tabletop of both single and advanced entities composed of shapes that can be enacted according to physics principles and rule-based behavior to create game ecosystems for learning purposes. (Contains 7 figures and 2 footnotes.) [This paper was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education. For the complete proceedings, "Proceedings of the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA) (Madrid, Spain, Oct 19-21, 2012)," see ED542606.]
International Association for the Development of the Information Society. e-mail: secretariat@iadis.org; Web site: http://www.iadisportal.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain