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Augmented Learning: Research and Design of Mobile Educational Games

Eric Klopfer

Abstract

New technology has brought with it new tools for learning, and research has shown that the educational potential of video games resonates with scholars, teachers, and students alike. This book describes the largely untapped potential of mobile learning games—games played on such handheld devices as cell phones, Game Boys, and Sony PSPs—to make a substantial impact on learning. Examining mobile games from both educational and gaming perspectives, it argues that the strengths of the mobile platform—its portability, context sensitivity, connectivity, and ubiquity—make it ideal for learning games ... More

Keywords: new technology, tools for learning, video games, mobile learning games, handheld devices, cell phones, Game Boys, Sony PSPs, mobile platform, portability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780262113151
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262113151.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Klopfer, author