Design for game based learning platforms - in a global perspective
Birgitte Holm Sørensen, Bente Meyer, DPU/Aarhus Universitet, Denmark
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Abstract: This paper focuses on the challenges related to the design of game based learning platforms for formal learning contexts that are inspired by the pupil’s leisure time related use of web 2.0. The paper is based on the project Serious Games on a Global Market Place (2007-2011) founded by the Danish Council for Strategic Research, in which an online game-based platform for English as a foreign language in primary school is studied. The paper presents a model for designing for game based learning platforms. This design is based on cultural and ethnographic based research on children’s leisure time use of web 2.0 and integrates theories of learning, didactics, games, play, communication, multimodality and different pedagogical approaches. In relation to the introduced model the teacher role is discussed.
Sørensen, B.H. & Meyer, B. (2010). Design for game based learning platforms - in a global perspective. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2071-2078). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).