Informal mobile learning for cognitive behavioral obesity therapy: motivation level
Maria Luisa Perez Guerrero, Edgar Castelan Maldonado, Jose Maria Monguet Fierro, Juan Jose Fabregas Ruesgas, Technical University of Catalonia UPC, Spain ; Carmina Saldaña Garcia, Arturo Bados Lopez, Adela Fuste, University of Barcelona, Spain
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The obesity problem in children is considered an epidemic that demands effective action in order to restraint it. Cognitive-behavioral obesity treatments are based on the modification of children eating and physical activity patterns and whenever it possible their family patterns too. The main goal of the treatment is to reach a healthy lifestyle. Therapists must opportunely guide and control the target behaviors and provide feedback of the progresses through several stages of change. In this research we explore the potential of mobile devices as informal learning tools to support the development of the therapy. At the first stage of change we focus on motivation to encourage children and teenagers to initiate the obesity and overweight treatment. We design role player games using the emoticons paradigm to illustrate advantages and disadvantages of being overweight and obese
Perez Guerrero, M.L., Castelan Maldonado, E., Monguet Fierro, J.M., Fabregas Ruesgas, J.J., Saldaña Garcia, C., Bados Lopez, A. & Fuste, A. (2008). Informal mobile learning for cognitive behavioral obesity therapy: motivation level. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4343-4347). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 23, 2019 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/28988/.
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