Location-Based Mobile Games for Language Education. Sara Armengot ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Godys Armengot Mejía ( email@example.com ). Department of Modern Languages and Cultures Rochester Institute of Technology. What are location-based mobile games?.
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Godys Armengot Mejía
Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
Rochester Institute of Technology
“[C]reativenew games that are facilitated by mobile devices in such a way that the game activity evolves according to players’ location.” (Avouris & Yiannoutsou)
“Some of these mobile games transcend place and time and can be played in many diverse places and extend to long periods of time (a term used in this case is pervasive games), while others are designed to be event based, i.e. to be played in specific places at specific times, like during visits in museums and other non-traditional game venues.” (Avouris &Yiannoutsou)
Avouris N., Yiannoutsou, N., (2012). A review of mobile location-based games for learning across physical and virtual spaces, Journal of Universal Computer Science, vol 18,(15), pp. 2120-2142.
Smart Blogs. 10 May 2013. Retrieved from http://www.smartblog.es/2013/05/geozate-primer-juego-de-geolocalizacion-en-tiempo-real-para-smartphones/
Ingress is a Massive Multiplayer Online Game by NianticLabs@Google. For age 13 and older (in the U.S.)
Although the game interface is in English, players can communicate in any language including Japanese and Chinese.
Minimum age requirements to own a Google Account:
Image source: esingress.blogspot.com
Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational
Interact and Collaborate with School and Global Communities while Becoming Lifelong Learners
“World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages” actfl.org
From “Framework for 21st Century Learning” www.P21.org
From “ISTE Standards Students” iste.org/standards
Note: ARIS games only work on iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)
Note: Taleblazer games will work on both iOS and Android. To get started, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the secret word. Next, go to http://taleblazer.org, select login and fill out the signup section.