Dec 182021

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eal-time strategy (RTS) games simulate battlefield leadership and tactical and strategic operations. Most overemphasize the number of actions per minute (APM), which encourages players to click rapidly and constantly rather than apply deliberate and finely tuned strategies or tactics. New RTS games with unconventional game mechanics that reduce APM demand and promote strategic planning are being released. We created three versions of a single RTS game, recruited players, recorded their game control data, and asked them to complete a simple after-game questionnaire. Data were used to analyze tactical and strategic applications. Player actions were observed and player opinions analyzed in an attempt to identify an optimal game structure as measured by strategic and tactical play.

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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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Mar 142020

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S. Wu, “The Development and Challenges of Computational Thinking Board Games,” 2018 1st International Cognitive Cities Conference (IC3), Okinawa, 2018, pp. 129-131.
Savvani S., Liapis A. (2019) A Participatory Approach to Redesigning Games for Educational Purposes. In: Liapis A., Yannakakis G., Gentile M., Ninaus M. (eds) Games and Learning Alliance. GALA 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11899. Springer, Cham
Use of a board game format to promote interprofessional learning. Heather Schmucka, Mary KayArvinb
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Wang, H., Chen, W., & Sun, C. (2020). Play Teaches Learning?: A Pilot Study on How Gaming Experience Influences New Game Learning. In P. Isaias, & K. Blashki (Eds.), Interactivity and the Future of the Human-Computer Interface (pp. 147-168). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-2637-8.ch008

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
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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’.”

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.

Apr 162016

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Reasoning about Discontinuance of Information System Use

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Craft and Care: The Maker Movement, Catherine Blake, and the Digital Humanities

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Preservice Teachers’ Introduction to Computing Exploring Utilization of Scratch

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An investigation of the effects of programming with scratch on the preservice IT teachers’ self-efficacy perceptions and attitudes towards computer programming

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Sep 232015

Marie-José Avenier and Catherine Thomas (September 2015)
Finding one’s way around various methodological guidelines for doing rigorous case studies: A comparison of four epistemological frameworks

Challenges of Enterprise Resource Planning implementation in Iran large organizations
Mohammadreza Babaei, Zahra Gholami, Soudabeh Altafi