A critical reflection on the potential of mobile device based tools to assist in the professional evaluation and assessment of observable aspects of learning or (game) playing

Hanno Hildmann, Jule Hildmann

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Abstract

In the past few years a large amount of work has been done in the field of games based learning, mainly with respect to computer based applications. However there have been other, much older and traditional areas of (or related to) games based learning that have also received drastically increased attention from the research community in recent years. The public interest in matters concerning paedagogics has literally exploded, an observation reflected in the coverage by the mainstream media. In previous work the authors have reported on practical hands on studies from the classroom (J. Hildmann) or proposed a formalism designed to represent unambiguous descriptions of observable aspects of learning or (game) playing (H. Hildmann). In this paper aforementioned formal approach is linked to innovative approaches for behavioural evaluation of children and experiential paedagogics, in specific to initiative games. The background of the authors allows the merger of the theoretical contribution from the field of computing with the practical considerations, criticism and requirements of an expert "in the field", i.e. one of those professions that will ultimately be using these new approaches as well as judging and evaluating them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Games Based Learning, ECGBL 2009
EditorsMaja Pivec
PublisherDechema e.V.
Pages173-181
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781906638474
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009
Event3rd European Conference on Games Based Learning, ECGBL 2009 - Graz, Austria
Duration: 12 Oct 200913 Oct 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the European Conference on Games-based Learning
Volume2009-January
ISSN (Print)2049-0992

Conference

Conference3rd European Conference on Games Based Learning, ECGBL 2009
CountryAustria
CityGraz
Period12/10/0913/10/09

Keywords

  • Adventure/initiative games
  • Behavioural psychology
  • Computer based assessment and evaluation
  • Experiential education
  • Mobile devices
  • Social skills

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