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Prospecting for Prospective Law Students with The Gold Rush: Mining the Law Online Game: Preliminary Survey Findings about Learning Outcomes and Student Motivation
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, School of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong ; , Information Technology Services Centre, Chinese University, Hong Kong ; , Centre for Learning Enhancement & Research, Chinese University, Hong Kong

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Orlando, FL USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

In 2005 a new law school was opened in Hong Kong. The Chinese University of Hong Kong Law School will admit its first intake of undergraduate law students in 2006. As part of its strategy to attract top students, the School was eager to promote innovation in teaching and learning. A very small team from the Law School and Information Technology Services produced the online game, 'The Gold Rush: Mining the Law,' as part of this initiative. In this session we briefly describe the game's design, outline some of its prominent features, and discuss what we have learned from some of the gamer captains and deputy captains. 'The Gold Rush' comprises an online treasure hunt and a clue crossword puzzle. Hong Kong High school student teams navigate around the campus map as they read poems, solve riddles, and answer questions about cases, legislation, and famous (and infamous) Hong Kong legal personalities.

Citation

Le Brun, M., Li, T. & Lam, P. (2006). Prospecting for Prospective Law Students with The Gold Rush: Mining the Law Online Game: Preliminary Survey Findings about Learning Outcomes and Student Motivation. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2006--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 166-177). Orlando, FL USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 20, 2019 from .

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