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      Prototyping Games-Based Environments for learning C++ programming

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      HCI Educators 2009 - playing with our education (HCIED)

      HCI Educators 2009

      22 - 24 April 2009

      MMORPG, online learning, computer games for learning

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            Abstract

            An implementation of a design for a game-based virtual learning environment is described, which is then tested using groups of first year students learning C++ programming. The focus of the testing is to determine the viability of a multi-level, multi-player gaming environment as a learning environment, to determine the issues in developing and presenting learning material within the environment, and to try to establish the importance of the level of game play as a motivating factor to enhance learning. Our aim was also to examine the length of time required before students are capable of using the environment for learning, and to what extent they help each other during the game, since MMORPG environments are known for their ability to create online communities, in which mutual help cultures amongst players are emergent.

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            Contributors
            Conference
            April 2009
            April 2009
            : 32-39
            Affiliations
            [0001]Buskerud University College

            Post box 251

            3601 Kongsberg

            Norway

            +47 32 86 95 00
            [0002]Buskerud University College

            Post box 251

            3601 Kongsberg, Norway

            AND University of Abertay Dundee

            Dundee, UK

            +44 1382 308601
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/HCIED2009.3
            85329009-fbdd-41ff-bcb2-c866fb60adc3
            © Olaf Hallan Graven 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/
            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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