Event Title

Designing Mobile Educational Games for Informal Learning Environments

Presenter Information

David Jones, Old Dominion University

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

Start Date

13-2-2016 8:00 AM

End Date

13-2-2016 12:30 PM

Description

This research focuses on the integration of mobile technology with STEM education in “informal learning environments,” such as museums and aquaria. In this stage of a multi-year study, a game for mobile devices is being designed that instructs high school students in earth science and mathematical reasoning. The game corresponds to the “Journey of Water” exhibits at the Virginia Aquarium, and can be used by students as they progress through the exhibits. The researchers used semi-structured interviews with aquarium staff and STEM education specialists to create the design guidelines. The game may potentially improve engagement and learning at such centers.

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Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nikos Chrisochoides

Computer Science

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Feb 13th, 8:00 AM Feb 13th, 12:30 PM

Designing Mobile Educational Games for Informal Learning Environments

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

This research focuses on the integration of mobile technology with STEM education in “informal learning environments,” such as museums and aquaria. In this stage of a multi-year study, a game for mobile devices is being designed that instructs high school students in earth science and mathematical reasoning. The game corresponds to the “Journey of Water” exhibits at the Virginia Aquarium, and can be used by students as they progress through the exhibits. The researchers used semi-structured interviews with aquarium staff and STEM education specialists to create the design guidelines. The game may potentially improve engagement and learning at such centers.