ACIA - A course design approach to game design theory

Chun Tsai Wu, Szu Ming Chung, Shao-Shiun Chang

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Based on constructivist teaching and experiential learning, this research proposes ACIA (stands for Authentic Learning, Learning Community, Interaction, and Assessment) to structure a course of game design theory. Its framework includes: (1) an experiential learning:the college students have to design an educational game for elementary students; (2) a web-based learning community, unlimited to different majors, for inspiring cooperative learning from different stakeholders, as communicating channel for game developers, for obtaining meaningful interaction and guidance fromteachers; and (3) Evaluation, adopting self-assessment, peer and performance assessment to specifically reflect the knowledge, skills, and attitudes in students' learning. A game design theory course with the above three elements can motivate students' active learning and develop their advanced thinking skills.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEdutainment Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationEducational Games and Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Applications - 6th International Conference on E-learning and Games, Edutainment 2011, Proceedings
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep 26
Event6th International Conference on E-Learning and Games, Edutainment 2011 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2011 Sep 72011 Sep 9

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6872 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other6th International Conference on E-Learning and Games, Edutainment 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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