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Re-envisioning the Museum Experience: Combining New Technology with Social-Networking

  • Madhuri Koushik
  • Eun Jung Lee
  • Laura Pieroni
  • Emily Sun
  • Chun-Wei Yeh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6243)

Abstract

The goal of the project was to design an integrated system for the California Academy of Sciences that combined new technology with a social-networking based website to promote educational learning. Five mini-games were developed for the iPad and connected to a series of websites through a database. The use of new technology drew in users that would not have otherwise engaged in the experience. Connecting with a social-networking website opens up many future possible implications for expanding edutainment.

Keywords

edutainment new genres of entertainment technology social-networking enhanced museum experience 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Madhuri Koushik
    • 1
  • Eun Jung Lee
    • 1
  • Laura Pieroni
    • 1
  • Emily Sun
    • 1
  • Chun-Wei Yeh
    • 1
  1. 1.Entertainment Technology Center, Silicon Valley CampusCarnegie Mellon UniversitySpring

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