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360-PlayLearn: Gamification and Game-Based L earning for Virtual Learning Environments on interactive television. Gerard Downes 1 , Paul Mc Kevitt 1 , Tom Lunney 1 , John Farren 2 & Catherine Ross 2

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360-PlayLearn:Gamification and Game-Based Learning forVirtual Learning Environments on interactive television

Gerard Downes1, Paul Mc Kevitt1, Tom Lunney1,John Farren2 & Catherine Ross2

1University of Ulster, Magee, The Imagineering Quarter,Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland.E-mail: [email protected], {p.mckevitt, tf.lunney}@ulster.ac.uk2360 Production Ltd., The Imagineering Quarter,Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland.E-mail: {john.farren, catherine.ross}@360production.com

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Introduction | Background | Aims & Objectives | Related work | Design | Relation | Conclusion

Outline

  • Background
  • Aims & Objectives
  • Related work
  • Design of 360-PlayLearn
  • Relation to other work
  • Conclusion & Future Work
  • Acknowledgements
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Introduction| Background | Aims & Objectives | Related work | Design | Relation | Conclusion

Background

  • Digital Creativity & Creative Technologies
  • The Imagineering Quarter

http://www.paulmckevitt.com/imagineering-quarter/

  • Project Kelvin (MAM, e.g. HBO ‘Game of Thrones’)
  • Digital Derry http://digitalderry.org/&

CultureTECHhttp://www.culturetech.com/

  • Digital Action Team (DAT)

[University of Ulster & 360 Production Ltd.]

  • City of Culture, 2013 http://www.cityofculture2013.com/
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Aims & Objectives

  • Online education on interactive TV
  • Combining entertainment & education content (edutainment)
  • STEM, history, archaeology & general knowledge
  • Deployment on desktop, mobile & TV devices
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Related work

  • Online Learninge.g.  Udacity (Stanford), edX (MIT/Harvard),

TED, Khan Academy, YouTube

  • Gamification (Zichermann & Linder, 2010)

e.g. AmbiLearn (TreasureLearn) (Hyndman et al., 2012)

  • Game-Based Learning (GBL)

Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)

e.g. PlayPhysics (Munoz et al., 2012)

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Media Asset Management (MAM)

  • Annotation, cataloguing, storage, retrieval & distribution
  • Digital photographs, animations, videos & music
  • TeleScope Enterprise (North Plains Systems, 2012) (Commercial)

ResourceSpace (Dwiggins, 2011) (Open Source)

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The Cloud

  • Hosting & distributing of edutainment content“If computers of the kind I have advocated become the computers ofthe future, then computing may someday be organizedas a public utility just as the telephone system is a public utility…The computer utility could become the basis of a newand important industry.\'\'--John McCarthy,  MIT Centennial Celebration, 1961 (AICS-1997)
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Architecture of 360-PlayLearn

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Gamification API

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360-MAM interface with ResourceSpace

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360-Cloud interface with Google App Engine

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Relation to other work

  • Gamification & Assessment for learning

(e.g. AmbiLearn / TreasureLearn)

  • GBL VLEs on interactive TV

(e.g. PlayPhysics: Emotional modelling, DBNs)

  • 360-MAM & 360-Cloud give advanced VLEs
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Conclusion

  • 360-PlayLearn, 360-MAM & 360-Cloud
  • Constructivist approach (Vgotsky / Piaget / Papert)
  • Problem-based / project-centred learning
  • Widening access & education for all
  • Pervasive platform on interactive TV
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Future work

  • Requirements analysis
  • Implement 360-PlayLearn platform
  • Acquire global media assets (Project Kelvin)
  • Evaluation of 360-PlayLearn
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Acknowledgements

  • DEL & 360 Production Ltd.
  • Ted Leath (Information Assurance Manager)
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Thank You

  • Any questions or feedback ?
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