Raising E-baby: A Prototype Study of an Animated and Interactive Simulation Learning Environment Preparing Future Parents for Babycare
Sy-Chyi Wang, The Penn State University; Chang Jung University, Taiwan ; Jin-Yuan Chern, Chang Jung University, Taiwan ; Ching-Yuan Lin, Changhua Christian Hospital, Taiwan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This on-going project is a prototype study based on the idea of developing an animated and interactive learning environment to prepare future parents for quality babycare. It seeks the possibility of building a visually based simulation with game-like features, in which expectant parents pilot an animated electronic baby as a rehearsal exercise for parenting. By forcing learners to make a serious decision under stressful circumstances and critical situations, and constantly interacting with the consequences of their actions, this project intended to empower parents to make informed decisions about their health and the health of their babies. By developing and providing informed, demonstrated, and open knowledge, skills and experience that allow individuals to access to, understand, and use, this study intended to expect learners to gain confidence and "practical" experience of quality babycare before they actually come to the stance.
Wang, S.C., Chern, J.Y. & Lin, C.Y. (2005). Raising E-baby: A Prototype Study of an Animated and Interactive Simulation Learning Environment Preparing Future Parents for Babycare. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4120-4125). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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