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Augmented LearningResearch and Design of Mobile Educational Games$
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Eric Klopfer

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262113151

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262113151.001.0001

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Augmented Learning

Eric Klopfer

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This chapter describes the use of role play and collaboration in mobile games. The discussions focus on game known as Outbreak @ the Institute, which combines the virus modeling of the Virus game, along with the public health and role-playing aspects of the augmented reality games. Players of Outbreak @ the Institute participated in a fictional scenario: the outbreak of a new form of avian influenza, or bird flu, in a university campus.

Keywords:   role play, collaboration, mobile games, game design, Outbreak @ the Institute, augmented reality games

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