Exploring gaming mechanisms to enhance knowledge acquisition in virtual worlds

  title={Exploring gaming mechanisms to enhance knowledge acquisition in virtual worlds},
  author={Francesco Bellotti and Riccardo Berta and Alessandro De Gloria and Victor Zappi},
3D environments are very popular among gamers and ever more used for simulations and serious games. The educational value of setting an adventure/simulation in a Virtual World (VW) is significant, in particular when training a workforce in performing dangerous/special tasks. However, when it comes to the exploration of a world to learn from it - as it happens in several real-life experiences - there is the risk that a lot of "knowledge in the world" is wasted because of a lack of appropriate… CONTINUE READING
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