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  • Date: 02/01/2012
    Resource Category!: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The Luce Foundation Center (LFC) of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (hearafter, American Art or the Museum) ran an alternate reality game (ARG) titled PHEON as an online game application on Facebook from October 2010 through September 2011. The game built upon the success of the Museum's previous ARG, Ghosts of a Chance (GOAC; Goodlander, 2009 ... »
  • Date: 04/30/2012
    Resource Category!: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The Educational Gaming Environments group (EdGE) at TERC embarked on a research project to study serious online collaborative gaming environments as a vehicle for engaging the public with National Science Digital Library (NSDL) resources. The goal of the project was two-fold: to design and test serious games that use a prototype virtual resource ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2012
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    There is a vast terrain of emerging research that explores recent innovations in digital games, particularly as they relate to questions of teaching and learning science. One such game, Citizen Science, was developed to teach players about the practice of citizen science as well as lake ecology. Citizen science is a pedagogy that has a long ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2012
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    A multimodal semiotic approach is applied in this chapter to three examples to illustrate how the use of digital technology in museums and galleries can re-mediated the visitor experience (Jewitt, 2009; Kress, 2009). The examples are selected to expand upon the themes raised in Chapter X. They each explore different technologies, contexts and ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    In 2009, the North Carolina Virtual Public Schools worked with researchers at the William and Ida Friday Institute to produce and evaluate the use of game creation by secondary students as a means for learning content related to career awareness in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, with particular emphasis in ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2012
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    This response to Leah A. Bricker and Phillip Bell's paper, GodMode is his video game name, examines their assertion that the social nexus of gaming practices is an important factor to consider for those looking to design STEM video games. I propose that we need to go beyond the investigation into which aspects of games play a role in learning, and ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2012
    Resource Category!: Summative
    The University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) and the Museum of Science, Boston (MoS) were awarded an Informal Science Education grant from the National Science Foundation (#0813541) for the project, Responsive Virtual Human Museum Guide. The goal of the project was to use computer-generated character animation ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2012
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    Research has shown that video games can be good for learning, particularly for STEM topics. However, in order for games to be scalable and sustainable, associated research must move beyond considerations of efficacy towards theories that account for classroom ecologies of students and teachers. This study asks how a digital game called Citizen ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2012
    Resource Category!: Formative
    Concord Evaluation Group (CEG) conducted an evaluation of the Spyhounds pilot test in October-December 2011. The goal of the evaluation was to assess the online resources for appeal and interest, as well as to provide WGBH with data on how a full-scale year-long project could be structured. CEG recruited a national sample of 5-8 year old children ... »
  • Date: 02/06/2012
    Resource Category!: Presentation Slides
    Presentation on NSF grant DRL-1011086 (""The Nexus of Energy, Water, and Climate: From Understanding to Action"") presented at the CAISE Convening on Sustainability Science and Informal Science Education, February 6th, 2012. ... »