The game ontology project: supporting learning while contributing authentically to game studies

@inproceedings{Zagal2008TheGO,
  title={The game ontology project: supporting learning while contributing authentically to game studies},
  author={Jos{\'e} Pablo Zagal and Amy Bruckman},
  booktitle={ICLS},
  year={2008}
}
Learning research has argued the importance of providing authentic contexts for learning. However, traditional learning environments are often disconnected from external communities of practice. For example, students might design and carry out scientific experiments that are valuable pedagogically, but do not contribute to science itself. In this study, we used the Game Ontology Project (GOP), a wiki-enabled hierarchy of elements of gameplay used by games studies researchers, in a game design… CONTINUE READING
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