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CeRC Story-Game Engine: An open source technology to power story based investigation games

Farrell, D; Kostkova, P; Lazareck, L; Weerasinghe, D; (2010) CeRC Story-Game Engine: An open source technology to power story based investigation games. In: Proceedings of The International eHealth, Telemedicine and Health ICT Forum for Educational, Networking and Business. (pp. pp. 181-185). International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH): Luxembourg. Green open access

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Abstract

Playing computer games is widely popular among children and teenagers as an entertainment activity; however computer games can also be easily transformed into tools for education. City University London’s City eHealth Research Centre (CeRC) - has developed such educational computer games to improve young people’s understanding of the importance of hand and respiratory hygiene and responsible antibiotic use; and to teach school syllabus concepts such as microbes, the spread and prevention of infection, antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance. We have developed a game platform as an open-source framework to promote game development for education and entertainment. The platform enables the efficient development of new games with new learning objectives along with the ability to support translation into any language. For example, the current CeRC games have been translated into 11 European languages (English, BelgianFrench, Flemish, Czech, Danish, French, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish). The existing CeRC games are targeted towards school children; however, we investigate the usability of utilizing such games for adult education as well as examining the effectiveness of these games to convey messages to particular academic, industrial (or otherwise) communities.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: CeRC Story-Game Engine: An open source technology to power story based investigation games
Event: The International eHealth, Telemedicine and Health ICT Forum for Educational, Networking and Business 2010
Location: Luxembourg
Dates: 14 April 2010 - 16 April 2010
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.isfteh.org/files/media/Electronic_Proc...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Inst for Risk and Disaster Reduction
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10084362
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