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e-Bug Games for Children: Teaching Hygiene and Prudent Antibiotics Use using Web Games

Kostkova, P; Farrell, D; Lecky, D; McNulty, C; (2008) e-Bug Games for Children: Teaching Hygiene and Prudent Antibiotics Use using Web Games. In: IST-Africa 2009 Conference Proceedings, Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds), IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2009. (pp. p. 197). IIMC International Information Management Corporation: Windhoek, Namibia. Green open access

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Abstract

Technology enhanced education has been recently established as a new approach for all stages of education. However, among these new IT media it is computer games playing the central role in delivering education in particular to children and teenagers, however, real world sound evaluation is often given little attention. The EU funded e-Bug project developed web games aimed at children to teach basic principles of pru- dent antibiotics use, hand and respiratory hygiene and aims to reinforces an awareness of microbes, hand and respiratory hygiene among junior and senior school children in 10 countries in Europe. An educational pack implemented in schools across Europe is complemented by Internet web games for two age groups teaching a set of learning objectives (LOs) using a fast and interactive platform game design for junior children and investigate detective games based on PBL principles for senior children. In this paper, we present the design of e-Bug junior and senior games and evaluation results.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: e-Bug Games for Children: Teaching Hygiene and Prudent Antibiotics Use using Web Games
Event: IST-Africa 2008 Conference & Exhibition
Dates: 2008 - 2008
ISBN: 978-1-905824-11-3
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.ist-africa.org/Conference2008/default.a...
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.
Keywords: Infectious disease, Educational games, Platform game, Detective game, Antibiotic resistance, Microbes, Hand and respiratory hygiene
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/10084566
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