Jun 102020
 

“This encyclopedia collects and organizes theoretical and historical content on the topic of video games, covering the people, systems, technologies, and theoretical concepts as well as the games themselves.

This two-volume encyclopedia addresses the key people, companies, regions, games, systems, institutions, technologies, and theoretical concepts in the world of video games, serving as a unique resource for students. The work comprises over 300 entries from 97 contributors, including Ralph Baer and Nolan Bushnell, founders of the video game industry and some of its earliest games and systems. Contributing authors also include founders of institutions, academics with doctoral degrees in relevant fields, and experts in the field of video games.

Organized alphabetically by topic and cross-referenced across subject areas, Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming will serve the needs of students and other researchers as well as provide fascinating information for game enthusiasts and general readers.”

Esta seria uma enciclopédia que não me importava nada de ler.

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May 262020
 

Learning Java with Games de Xu, Chong-wei, 2018

“This innovative approach to teaching Java language and programming uses game design development as the method to applying concepts.

Instead of teaching game design using Java, projects are designed to teach Java in a problem-solving approach that is both a fun and effective. Learning Java with Games introduces the concepts of Java and coding; then uses a project to emphasize those ideas. It does not treat the object-oriented and procedure and loop parts of Java as two separate entities to be covered separately, but interweaves the two concepts so the students get a better picture of what Java is.

After studying a rich set of projects, the book turns to build up a “Three-layer Structure for Games” as an architecture template and a guiding line for designing and developing video games. The proposed three-layer architecture not only merges essential Java object-oriented features but also addresses loosely coupled software architecture. ”

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Java in Two Semesters Featuring JavaFX de Quentin CharatanAaron Kans, 2018

“This easy-to-follow textbook teaches Java programming from first principles, as well as covering design and testing methodologies. The text is divided into two parts. Each part supports a one-semester module, the first part addressing fundamental programming concepts, and the second part building on this foundation, teaching the skills required to develop more advanced applications.

This fully updated and greatly enhanced fourth edition covers the key developments introduced in Java 8, including material on JavaFX, lambda expressions and the Stream API.”

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May 182020
 

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Lankoski, P. & Björk, S. (eds.) (2015). Game Research Methods: An Overview. ETC Press.
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Lankoski, P. & Holopainen, J. (eds.) (2017). Game Design Research: An introduction to theory & practice. ETC Press.
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Learning, Education & Games, Volume 3: 100 Games to Use in the Classroom & Beyond, editado por Karen Schrier
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May 162020
 

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Computers and Creativity. Editors: McCormack, Jon, d’Inverno, Mark (Eds.)

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Feb 242020
 

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Kosa M., Spronck P. (2019) Towards a Tabletop Gaming Motivations Inventory (TGMI). In: Zagalo N., Veloso A., Costa L., Mealha Ó. (eds) Videogame Sciences and Arts. VJ 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1164. Springer, Cham
Sousa M., Bernardo E. (2019) Back in the Game. In: Zagalo N., Veloso A., Costa L., Mealha Ó. (eds) Videogame Sciences and Arts. VJ 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1164. Springer, Cham
Simons, A., Wohlgenannt, I., Weinmann, M. et al. Good gamers, good managers? A proof-of-concept study with Sid Meier’s Civilization. Rev Manag Sci (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11846-020-00378-0

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Sep 052019
 

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Historia Ludens: The Playing Historian editado por: Alexander von Lünen, Katherine J. Lewis, Benjamin Litherland, Pat Cullum

“This book aims to further a debate about aspects of “playing” and “gaming” in connection with history. Reaching out to academics, professionals and students alike, it pursues a dedicated interdisciplinary approach. Rather than only focusing on how professionals could learn from academics in history, the book also ponders the question of what academics can learn from gaming and playing for their own practice, such as gamification for teaching, or using “play” as a paradigm for novel approaches into historical scholarship. “Playing” and “gaming” are thus understood as a broad cultural phenomenon that cross-pollinates the theory and practice of history and gaming alike.”

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Jun 252019
 

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Super Mario Seriality: Nintendo’s Narratives and Audience Targeting within the Video Game Console Industry

“At the conclusion of Super Mario Bros. (1986), the archetypal side-scrolling platform game, the player-character Mario confronts his arch-nemesis Bowser for the first time. The demonic monster Bowser — King of the Koopa — awaits Mario upon a drawbridge spanning a lava sea. The player’s game-long narrative goal is Mario’s freeing of Princess Peach by defeating Bowser, her captor;1 the player must guide Mario beneath the Koopa King, who hops up and down hurling axes, having him then leap upon a larger glowing axe hovering at the opposite end of the drawbridge. Successful completion of this task results in the disintegration of the drawbridge and Bowser’s descent into the lava below upon which Mario enters an adjacent room where Peach awaits. Screen text conveys her highness’ gratitude — ‘Thank you Mario!’, confirming that the hero’s ‘quest is over’.”

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Jun 022019
 

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Developing the STEM Experience for In-Service Primary Teachers through Micro-controlling Hardware and Coding

“This paper presents the design and implementation of a technological literacy course in professional development training for a diverse group of in-service primary teachers in Hong Kong. A set of micro-controlling hardware was chosen such that not only the controlling and coding barriers are acceptable to the teachers but that their pupils can also adopt the easy-to-use hardware and software to create STEM projects in primary schools. The hands-on training seeks to broaden their technological experiences in various interfacing and sensing activities. The coding challenge is reduced by introducing visual programming, thereby allowing the learners to focus on real- world problems in the STEM disciplines. Details of the course are provided and the assessment projects by Engineering Design Process are illustrated in this paper. The quantitative evaluation of teachers in their micro-controlling experience is provided.”

Teachers’ Expectations and Experience in Physical Computing

In recent years, physical computing has grown in popularity for school education. Children and teenagers learn basic concepts of embedded systems in a creative and motivating manner. We investigate teachers’ expectations towards and first experiences with physical computing to gain a better understanding of their needs in professional development. We developed, conducted and evaluated a qualitative interview study, identified typical benefits (e.g. motivation, direct feedback and tangibility), topics (e.g. algorithms and data structures) and challenges (e.g. acquisition of suitable hardware and necessary preparations) that teachers associate with physical computing and derive recommendations for professional development and supporting measures.

Robotics in Education (livro/book)

This proceedings volume showcases the latest achievements in research and development in Educational Robotics presented at the 7th International Conference on Robotics in Education (RiE) held in Vienna, Austria, during April 14-15, 2016. The book offers a range of methodologies for teaching robotics and presents various educational robotics curricula. It includes dedicated chapters for the design and analysis of learning environments as well as evaluation means for measuring the impact of robotics on the students’ learning success. Moreover, the book presents interesting programming approaches as well as new applications, the latest tools, systems and components for using robotics. The presented applications cover the whole educative range, from elementary school to high school, college, university and beyond, for continuing education and possibly outreach and workforce development. The book provides a framework involving two complementary kinds of contributions: on the one hand on technical aspects and on the other hand on matters of didactic.

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Sep 272016
 

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Proceedinds of 10th European Conference on Games Based Learning : ECGBL 2016 – LINK

Study of Arduino for Creative and Interactive Artwork Installations – LINK

Game Design with Portfolios and Creative Skills – LINK

 

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Nov 152015
 

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David Avison and Julien Malaurent (September 2015)
Qualitative Research in three IS journals: Unequal emphasis but common rigour, depth and richness
http://aisel.aisnet.org/sim/vol18/iss4/4/

Guido Schryen (August 2015)
Writing Qualitative IS Literature Reviews—Guidelines for Synthesis, Interpretation, and Guidance of Research
http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol37/iss1/12/

Constantin Houy, Peter Fettke, and Peter Loos (August 2015)
Stylized Facts as an Instrument for Literature Review and Cumulative Information Systems Research
http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol37/iss1/10/

Mary Tate, Elfi Furtmueller, Joerg Evermann, and Wasana Bandara (August 2015)
Introduction to the Special Issue: The Literature Review in Information Systems
http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol37/iss1/5/

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