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Title: An Overview of Location-Based Game Authoring Tools for Education
Authors: Xanthopoulos, Spyridon
Xinogalos, Stelios
Type: Conference Paper
Subjects: FRASCATI::Natural sciences::Computer and information sciences
FRASCATI::Social sciences::Educational sciences::Education, general (including: training, pedagogy,didactics)
Keywords: location-based games
serious games
mobile learning
Issue Date: 2018
Volume: 725
First Page: 201
Last Page: 212
Volume Title: Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning
Part of Series: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Part of Series: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Abstract: Nowadays, computer literacy is common at a very early age. As mobile devices and new social communication trends are increasingly integrating in the modern digital lifestyle new opportunities arise for harnessing this potential for innovative serious purposes. Location-based games that layer educational activities with game play can help players gain a new perspective through active engagement. In this paper, a range of key issues for implementing location based games for educational purposes using the two most commonly used open source authoring tools ARIS and TaleBlazer are presented. Although the reviewed authoring tools vary in functionality, they share a fairly common conceptual model and in both cases the software architecture is comprised of the same components. Both platforms provide the required game mechanics to create sophisticated gameplay interactions and game logic extension. However, a number of issues should be carefully considered. The conceptual models are analyzed with a critical view, pointing out limitations and challenges that can inform the design and implementation of next generation authoring tools.
ISBN: 978-3-319-75174-0
ISSN: 2194-5357
Other Identifiers: 10.1007/978-3-319-75175-7_21
Appears in Collections:Department of Applied Informatics

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