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Case Study of FISS: Digital Game Based Learning for a Broad Range of Ages

  • Johannes Bufe
  • Detlef Krömker
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6250)

Abstract

For several years serious games, e.g. videogames and simulations have been applied to support learning and to improve the learning process of the player. As Digital Game Based Learning (DGBL) is becoming more popular, the target audience is growing. But is serious game-supported learning a good way to address learners of all ages? And what are the characteristics of a possible game that is suitable and can be successfully used for this purpose? Prensky differentiates between two types of learners: the generation of learners as digital natives and that of digital immigrants depending on whether this generation grew up with new technologies like the Internet and videogames or not. The following article introduces and evaluates a serious game concept that should be suitable for learners of a broad range of ages, for digital immigrants as well as for digital natives.

Keywords

Game Based Learning Serious Games Case Study Digital Natives Digital Immigrants 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johannes Bufe
    • 1
  • Detlef Krömker
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute InformatikGoethe University Frankfurt am MainFrankfurtGermany

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