Learning by playing: An LBG for the Fortification Gates of the Venetian walls of the city of Heraklion

Vassilakis, Kostas and Charalampakos, Orestis and Glykokokalos, Georgios and Kontokalou, Persefoni and Kalogiannakis, Michail and Vidakis, Nikolas (2018) Learning by playing: An LBG for the Fortification Gates of the Venetian walls of the city of Heraklion. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies, 5 (16): 5. ISSN 2409-9708

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Abstract

Games in education have always been a tool for increasing motivation and interest of learners. We present Location-Based Games (LBG) as a tool to involve and motivate students in the learning process. LBGs require the player to move around in order to complete a task and proceed in the storyline and use localization technology such as Global Positioning System (GPS). LBGs are built on physical worlds, while virtual world augmentations enable the interaction of physical and other related (cultural, historical etc.) data with the player. Augmented reality (AR) is used to provide this extra layer with 3D objects, avatars and animations for player’s interaction. In our paper we present a history learning LBG with the use of augmented reality in the form of 3D objects. We explore the concept, of having both virtual and physical worlds available within the same visual display environment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Game-based learning (GBL), location based educational games, mobile learning, augmented reality (AR), digital storytelling, education outside the class, Global Positioning System (GPS)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: EAI Editor II.
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2020 11:23
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2020 11:23
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/65

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