Mobile game based learning for peer educators of males having sex with males community in India

Roy, Anupama; Evans, Catrin; Sharples, Mike and Benford, Steve (2009). Mobile game based learning for peer educators of males having sex with males community in India. In: Proceedings of 8th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2009), 28-30 Oct 2009, Orlando, Florida.

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Abstract

Peer education is a worldwide strategy for HIV prevention especially amongst the ‘hard to reach’ vulnerable groups such as Males having Sex with Males (MSM). In India, it is one of the main components for the national HIV/AIDS control initiatives. Despite its growing popularity, little is known about the processes of peer education and the problems or difficulties faced by the Peer Educators (PE). This research examines peer education in the MSM community and aims to explore how mobile game based learning may contribute towards enhancing the knowledge and skills of the PE. In this context, the research aims to develop and evaluate a Short Message Service (SMS) based game on mobile phones to increase collaboration and skills of the MSM PE.

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