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Gaming in Education Voices of Spoon River School of Learning Sciences A Case Study of the Development of an Educational Interactive Fiction Game by Instructional Game Students Evaluation of an Educational Interactive Fiction Game Design of a Multi-User Game for Learning Science Students Department of Instructional Technology Utah State University Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Voices of Spoon River Interpreter - http://nickm.com/if/faq.html Windows - Frotz 2002 OS X - Zoom Game - http://it.usu.edu/cle/VOSR_r1.0.z5 Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Voices of Spoon River A Case Study of the Development of an Educational Interactive Fiction Game by Instructional Game Students S.M. Duncan & Brett Shelton, Ph.D. Branch of Instructional Technology Utah State University Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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The VOSR Team Jared Bernotski Tom Caswell Marie Duncan Marion Jensen Jennifer Jorgensen Jon Scoresby Tim Stowell Brett Shelton (consultant) Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Instructional Games Class at USU The developing way of the field Elements of a viable instructional diversion The characteristics of "good" instructional outline inside a gaming domain http://itoutreach.ed.usu.edu/~bshelton/courses/instgames/index.htm Coming soon - most materials through http://ocw.usu.edu Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Spoon River Anthology - The Book Courtesy Ms. Mudd from Springfield, Illinois http://lawrence.springfield.k12.il.us/SpoonRiverAnthology/SpoonRiverAnthology.html Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Spoon River Anthology - Benefits Out of copyright http://www.bartleby.com/84/Non-direct ninth grade English Desired goals perusing perception, verse scholarly gadget Unexpected(?) results critical thinking, orienteering, certainty Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Why Interactive Fiction? Mixes diversion and training Allows for story, cooperation (NPCs, assortment of activities and areas), rich portrayal Text-based arrangement Consistent with English learning destinations Allows for comparable experience as the customary book ( http://www.ifarchive.org/, IF wiki: http://www.ifwiki.org/, http://nickm.com/, http://emshort.home.mindspring.com/, http://www.brasslantern.org/) Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Instructional Technologists as Game Designers Combines their involvement with conventional instructional outline hypothesis with new introduction to amusement hypothesis Utilizes half and half hypothesis of "arrangement" Ensures all diversion action is adjusted to learning targets Become smaller than usual substance specialists English guideline Spoon River Anthology Computer science and diversion improvement http://it.usu.edu/cle/CLE_IF_learning.html Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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A Few of Group B's Instructional Goals Learners will recognize the graceful gadget of reiteration Learners will comprehend the utilization of imagery in verse Learners will read and grasp verse Learners will utilize an assortment of critical thinking procedures Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Activity-Goal Alignment Game-like exercises ought to be adjusted to the instructional objectives of the amusement Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Clusters Sibley's Secret (Mrs. Sibley & Editor Whedon) Hamblin's Article (Carl Hamblin & Editor Whedon) Cooney's Contentment (Cooney Potter & Fiddler Jones) The McGees (Fletcher McGee & Ollie McGee) Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Design & Development Process Cluster-based movement inside outline/advancement bunches consolidates: Characters Locations Artifacts Resolutions Game-related exercises Learning targets Iterative testing Integration of amusement/code modules Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Important Lessons Learned Whole-diversion - > Clusters Chaos - > Organized Readme's Things that didn't work Wordings/circumstances lacking clarity Difficulty level of determination Suggested Improvements Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Basic Process (section 1) Read Spoon River Anthology Identified instructional objectives Identified a diversion preface Identified character connections Developed amusement challenges that: Utilized existing character connections Met instructional objectives Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Basic Process (section 2) Developed and tried every group autonomously Combined and tried intra-assemble groups Combined and tried gathering groups Departmental commence Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Next strides… Research the diversion being used with ninth grade English understudies Motivation and action objective arrangement Expected and unforeseen learning results Making VOSR open to those with incapacities Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Voices of Spoon River Evaluation of an Educational Interactive Fiction Game S.M. Duncan, Jon Scoresby & Brett Shelton, Ph.D. Branch of Instructional Technology Utah State University Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Current Questions Were the learning goals accomplished and was the diversion rousing to play? On the off chance that yes, in what ways? Assuming no, why not? What are the motivational effects of unit discourse and unit diversion play? Was the inspiration inside the diversion genuinely impartial as the amusement was composed? What are the instructional advantages of utilizing VOSR amid an instructional unit on SRA? What is the diversion environment overhead in VOSR? Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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ARCS Attention Relevance Confidence Satisfaction Keller, J.M. (1988, April). Devices for improving and surveying learner inspiration. Paper introduced at the yearly meeting of the National Society of Performance and Instruction, Washington, D.C. CPU Challenge Proclivity Uncertainty Shelton, B. E., & Wiley, D. (2006, April 7-11). Instructional originators remove all the enjoyment from amusements: Rethinking components of engagement for planning instructional diversions. Paper introduced at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2006, San Francisco. Inspiration Measures Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Anticipated Sample Five ninth grade English classes, each with around 32 understudies (≈160 add up to subjects) Classes most recent 50 minutes Two treatment-bunches Gameplay took after by exchange (G) Discussion took after by gameplay (D) Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Procedure (1) Consent & consent frames conveyed and gathered the week earlier Classes arbitrarily doled out a treatment amass Students finish pre-unit reviews Classes finish their gathering's first intercession Students finish mediation particular studies Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Procedure (2) Classes finish the second mediation Students finish a unit test Initial information examination to distinguish a particular pool of understudies to facilitate break down One-on-one meetings Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Procedures/Analysis Diagram Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Expectations & Implications Effective classroom usage As identified with instructionally composed amusements, a look at potential: Instructional advantages Downsides Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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School of Learning Sciences Design of a Multi-User Game for Learning Science Students S.M. Duncan, Tim Stowell, Bobbe Allen & Brett Shelton, Ph.D. Division of Instructional Technology Utah State University Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Rafael's School of Athens Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Types of Interactions Challenge (i.e. objective/mission) Non-coordinated investigation Creation or change of Non-Player Characters (NPCs) Design and production of new Challenges Creation or alteration of the amusement environment Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Platform Requirements Multi-User Environment Supports Ambiguous (i.e. MUD/MOO) associations Game-like collaborations Windows, OS X, Linux bolster Relative simplicity of advancement & development (open) Cost (deficiency in that department) Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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I.F. versus Visual Interactive Fiction Fast and simple to create and adjust Platform autonomous (e.g. Windows, Mac, Palmpilot, and so on.) Machine free (e.g. needn't bother with the most recent most prominent design card) Can at first, be extremely scary to players Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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I.F. versus Visual Daunting to create and adjust Might be ported to different stages Machine subordinate (e.g. execution will be affected by design card) Initially inviting to players Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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Unreal Engine/Tournament mod ($$) Power Render 6 - Personal Edition (W) Active Worlds (W) Multiverse.net (W) Orge 3D (S.P.) Crystal Space (B.R.) Quake III $$ - Financial Barriers W - Windows just S.P. - Single player just B.R. - Bad audits Platforms Reviewed Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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The Creative Learning Environments Lab at USU… Instructional recreations Educational amusements New media plan and encounters Augmented reality and training Learning Sciences Data perception hypothesis and practice Interactive immersive learning situations. http://it.usu.edu/cle/Philadelphia Area Educational Technology Conference

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