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Advances in MASELTOV – Serious Games in a Mobile Ecology of Services for Social Inclusion and Empowerment of Recent Immigrants

Paletta, Lucas; Dunwell, Ian; Gaved, Mark; Bobeth, Jan; Efremidis, Sofoklis; Luley, Patrick; Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes; de Freitas, Sara; Lameras, Petros and Deutsch, Stephanie (2013). Advances in MASELTOV – Serious Games in a Mobile Ecology of Services for Social Inclusion and Empowerment of Recent Immigrants. In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, 8253 pp. 440–455.

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Immigration imposes a range of challenges with the risk of social exclusion from the information society (Halfman 1998), such as, getting into communication with the local society and understanding the culture of their host nation. Failure to address these challenges can lead to difficulties in the frame of integrating into the society of the host country, leading to fragmented communities and a range of social issues. As part of a comprehensive suite of services for immigrants, the European project seeks to provide both practical tools and learning services via mobile devices, providing a readily usable resource for immigrants. We introduce recent results, such as the game-based learning aspect of the MASELTOV project is introduced, with the rationale behind its design presented. In doing so, the benefits and implications of mobile platforms and emergent data capture techniques for game-based learning are discussed, as are methods for putting engaging gameplay at the forefront of the experience whilst relying on rich data capture and analysis to provide an effective learning solution.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 Springer International Publishing
ISBN: 3-319-03160-0, 978-3-319-03160-6
ISSN: 0302-9743
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Extra Information: Advances in
Computer Entertainment
10th International Conference, ACE 2013
Boekelo,The Netherlands,November 12-15, 2013
Dennis Reidsma, Haruhiro Katayose, Anton Nijholt (Eds.)
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8253
Keywords: social inclusion; language learning; mobile serious game; incidental learning framework; recommender system; human factors
Academic Unit/School: Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 39033
Depositing User: Mark Gaved
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2013 09:55
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2020 23:05
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