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ERIC Number: EJ1137518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
"Let's Change Already": Community Activism and Pro-Social Play in Egypt
Gerber, Hannah R.; Gaitan, Luis
Educational Technology, v57 n2 p55-61 Mar-Apr 2017
This article explores the design processes in creating a pro-social mobile game, "Litter Leader." Following the Egyptian Revolution, "Litter Leader," a game designed for Android devices, was created to foster community change among Egyptian youth. By tracing the meaning-making that occurred with 20 Egyptian youth who playtested "Litter Leader," the researchers found that the elements of game mechanics, learning content, and prosocial play were crucial for designing mobile games meant for social good and community change. The researchers then developed the Pro-Social Play Schematic as a diagram to aid game developers in creating games that both speak to youth and encourage them to become local change agents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Egypt
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