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      So now you’re ready to play – but with what? A system to encourage playful exploration

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      HCI Educators 2009 - playing with our education (HCIED)

      HCI Educators 2009

      22 - 24 April 2009

      Exploration, mindful engagement, search, play, flow, multimedia

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            One of the challenges in encouraging learning through play is to design online environments that are playful yet not distracting; that encourage interaction and exploration with specific learning goals while minimising the distraction of ‘bell and whistles’. This paper presents the application of theories of play and flow in the design of a highly interactive and playful online system that has been used as a research tool to explore students’ exploration and interaction within such environments. We present applications of the system to several different contexts such as choosing university subjects, and solving puzzles. We describe a particular experiment that helped us to identify deficiencies of the system, discuss students’ interactions with it, and describe follow-up work that is both currently underway and also planned for the future.

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            Conference
            April 2009
            April 2009
            : 68-75
            Affiliations
            [0001]The University of Melbourne

            Parkville

            Victoria, Australia
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/HCIED2009.2
            c6ab6a37-13a3-4c3b-bde0-9e0dcedbbefc
            © Jon M Pearce et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. HCI Educators 2009 - playing with our education, University of Abertay, Dundee, UK

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            HCI Educators 2009 - playing with our education
            HCIED
            University of Abertay, Dundee, UK
            22 - 24 April 2009
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            HCI Educators 2009
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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