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Mobile Learning Game Authoring Tools: Assessment, Synthesis and Proposals

  • Aous KarouiEmail author
  • Iza Marfisi-Schottman
  • Sébastien George
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10056)

Abstract

Mobile Learning Games (MLGs) show great potential for increasing engagement, creativity and authentic learning. Yet, despite their great potential for education, the use of MLGs by teachers, remains limited. This is partly due to the fact that MLGs are often designed to match a specific learning context, and thus cannot be reusable for other contexts. Therefore, researchers have recently designed various types of MLG authoring tools. However, these authoring tools are not always adapted to non-computer-scientists or non-game-designers. Hence, we propose in this paper to focus on five existing MLG authoring tools, in order to assess their features and usability with the help of five teachers, who are used to organizing educational field trips. In the second part of this paper, we present an approach for designing a MLG authoring tool, based on the lacks identified through the analysis, and tailored to the teachers’ different profiles and needs.

Keywords

Mobile learning game Authoring tool Usability Assessment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aous Karoui
    • 1
    Email author
  • Iza Marfisi-Schottman
    • 1
  • Sébastien George
    • 1
  1. 1.COMUE UBL, Université du Maine, EA 4023, LIUMLe MansFrance

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