An Alternate Reality for Education?: Lessons to be Learned from Online Immersive Games
Alex Moseley, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
International Journal of Game-Based Learning Volume 2, Number 3, ISSN 2155-6849 Publisher: IGI Global
Drawing on a participatory study of the Perplex City alternate reality game, this paper considers the data obtained through participation and a detailed survey of the most engaged players, in order to determine the most engaging features and suggest methods for their transfer to educational contexts. Originally presented at a conference in 2008, this paper returns to the source data in more detail, incorporating reflection on other work in this area in the intervening years, and considers four areas in detail: engagement/motivation, narrative/story, problem solving/learning skills, and community/peer support. The survey data is presented and considered in full, from which seven key features are proposed which could be applied to educational contexts to achieve higher levels of engagement amongst learners.
Moseley, A. (2012). An Alternate Reality for Education?: Lessons to be Learned from Online Immersive Games. International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2(3), 32-50. IGI Global.