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ERIC Number: EJ1111196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2155-6849
Balancing Fun and Learning in a Serious Game Design
Franzwa, Christopher; Tang, Ying; Johnson, Aaron; Bielefeldt, Talbot
International Journal of Game-Based Learning, v4 n4 p37-57 2014
This article presents the underlying philosophy of Sustain City, an educational serious game system that engages students, particularly prospective and beginning science and engineering students, in a series of engineering design challenges. Various strategies implemented in Sustain City for achieving a balance of fun and learning are discussed, including narrative-learning synthesis, supplementing the player's actions with feedback, and the development of a sufficient guidance system. The evaluation of Sustain City deployment is also presented. The assessment confirms the values of the serious games in promoting students' interests and learning in STEM fields.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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