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T. Korhonen, T. Ravelin & R. Halonen: Developing an E-learning Course on Serious Games: A Multidisciplinary Approach. 31ST BLED ECONFERENCE: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: MEETING THE CHALLENGES JUNE 17 - 20, 2018, BLED, SLOVENIA, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Developing an e-learning course on serious games : a multidisciplinary approach

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Author: Korhonen, Tanja1; Ravelin, Teija1; Halonen, Raija2
Organizations: 1Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, School of Information Systems, Ketunpolku 1 87101 Kajaani, Finland
2University of Oulu, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, 90014 Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: University of Maribor Press, 2018
Publish Date: 2018-08-30


The use of serious games (SGs) for different purposes is increasing. The development of successful and effective SGs requires a team with professional knowledge from different areas and a joint understanding of the SG development process. The research goal was to find a way to educate multidisciplinary students via an e-learning course about SGs. An action research study was initiated, and social constructivism theory-based e-learning courses on SGs were developed. The Carpe Diem Learning design method was used in the planning phase, followed by three iterations on course development and implementation. The feedback and observations were analysed in each iteration, and changes to the courses were made according to them. This iterative development and incremental improvement of an online course according to feedback was found to be a good approach.

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ISBN: 978-961-286-170-4
Pages: 171 - 186
DOI: 10.18690/978-961-286-170-4.11
Host publication: 31st Bled eConference: Digital Transformation : Meeting the challenges. June 17-20, 2018 Bled, Slovenia, Conference Proceedings
Host publication editor: Pucihar, Andreja
Kljajić Borštnar, Mirjana
Ravesteijn, Pascal
Seitz, Juergen
Bons, Roger
Conference: Bled eConference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: The research for this paper was financially supported by the European Social Fund (ESF) and Niilo Helander Foundation.
Copyright information: © 2018 University of Maribor Press. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.