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Interactive Game Based Learning: Advantages and Disadvantages

  • Margit Pohl
  • Markus Rester
  • Peter Judmaier
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5616)

Abstract

Interactive Game-Based Learning might be used to raise the awareness of students concerning questions of sustainability. Sustainability is a very complex topic. By interacting with a simulation game, students can get a more detailed and holistic conception of how sustainability can be achieved in everyday purchasing situations. The SuLi (Sustainable Living) game was developed to achieve this goal. In an evaluation study we found evidence that SuLi is an interesting alternative to more traditional approaches to learning. Nevertheless, there are still many open questions, as, e.g., whether one should combine simulation games with other forms of teaching and learning or how to design simulation games so that students really acquire detailed concepts of the domain.

Keywords

Game Based Learning Evaluation Ecodesign Life Cycle Thinking 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margit Pohl
    • 1
  • Markus Rester
    • 1
  • Peter Judmaier
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Design and Assessment of TechnologyVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institute of Engineering Design and Logistics EngineeringVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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