FormulaT Racing: Combining gaming culture and intuitive sense of mechanism for video game design

Nathan R. Holbert, Uri Wilensky

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Abstract

While video games are typically labeled either commercial or educational, little has been done to amplify the educational value of popular commercial games. Using data from a pilot study of children playing commercial games we have developed a prototype video game called FormulaT Racing. This game is designed to fit into gaming culture while simultaneously providing an environment that draws on players' intuitive beliefs to move them to a qualitative understanding of basic kinematic principles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages268-269
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2010Jul 2 2010

Other

Other9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/29/107/2/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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    Holbert, N. R., & Wilensky, U. (2010). FormulaT Racing: Combining gaming culture and intuitive sense of mechanism for video game design. 268-269. Paper presented at 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010, Chicago, IL, United States.