Un Prototipo de Mundo Virtual con Juegos Colaborativos para el Estudio de la Tabla Periódica de Elementos (A Prototype of a Virtual World with Collaborative Games for the Study of the Periodic Table of Elements)

Arelis Troetsth (arelisyohana@gmail.com)1, Jorge Molina0, César Garita (cesar@itcr.ac.cr)3


1Universidad de Panamá
2
3Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: Feb. 2015
Volume: 13,   Issue: 2 
ISSN: 1548-0992


Abstract:
Collaborative games are being increasingly used in educational platforms in order to promote specific learning skills among students through specific ludic experiences. Virtual worlds can also contribute to offer students a unique environment exploring knowledge domains while interacting with other students. This paper describes an innovative virtual world application that incorporates collaborative puzzles in order to support learning concepts related to the periodic table of elements in the context of a middle school study program. The paper provides a description of the virtual world and its games, the general system architecture, the main graphical user interfaces and validation results.

Index Terms:
collaborative games, periodic table of elements, virtual worlds   


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