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ThinkMind // ACHI 2012, The Fifth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions // View article achi_2012_1_30_20253


Developing User-Centered Video Game Concepts for Language Learning

Authors:
Yorick Poels
Jan-Henk Annema
Bieke Zaman
Frederik Cornillie

Keywords: co-design, user-centered, games, language learning

Abstract:
This paper will report on an ongoing project which aims to develop video games for language learning through a user-centered and evidence-based approach. Therefore, co-design sessions were held with adolescents between 14 and 16 years old, in order to gain insight into their preferences for educational games for language learning. During these sessions, 11 concepts for video games were developed. We noticed a divide between the concepts for games that were oriented towards formal language learning (e.g. exercises on vocabulary) and video games that were centered around communication with other players or in-game characters.

Pages: 11 to 16

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2012

Publication date: January 30, 2012

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4138

ISBN: 978-1-61208-177-9

Location: Valencia, Spain

Dates: from January 30, 2012 to February 4, 2012

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