Towards an Online Multiplayer Serious Game Providing a Joyful Experience in Learning Art History

Josef Wolfartsberger, Max Arends, Doron Goldfarb, Dieter Merkl

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Abstract

Using prevalent teaching methods, such as classroom teaching, art historical facts can be tedious to communicate. Especially when it concentrates on teaching artists names, artworks and their corresponding era of art. Knowing about the cultural-historical background of art history can play an important role in raising a student's interest in contemporary culture and cultural heritage. We propose the online multiplayer Serious Game ThIATRO that helps students learn art history. This playful approach is intended to not only increases the motivation to learn but also compel the player to think about, organize and use information in ways that encourage active construction of knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2011 3rd International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, VS-Games 2011
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
Pages160-163
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780769544199
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications - Athen, Greece
Duration: 4 May 20116 May 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2011 3rd International Conferenceon Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, VS-Games 2011

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications
CountryGreece
CityAthen
Period04.05.201106.05.2011

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