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Combining a location-based mobile game and a connected wearable for history learning purposes
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Media Technology.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Kombinieren Sie ein ortsbasiertes Handyspiel und ein vernetztes Wearable zum Lernen der Geschichte (German)
Abstract [en]

While much attention in location-based game and wearable research is about their benefits as in-class education or is aimed at children, rather less research has been done about the combination of location-based games and wearables in private use. This paper investigates a game solution for the low history knowledge of German teenagers and focuses on the learning success of the combination of a proposed location-based mobile game and wearable, called ‘Geocation’ for educational purposes as well as the enjoyment of it. Two prototype sets, functional and appearance, about the location-relevant topic ‘King Ludwig II’ were created and tested with 36 teenagers in Munich. To analyze the learning success pre-and post-test surveys were conducted and applied to the strategy of gamification. The enjoyment of the combination of the location-based mobile game and wearable was evaluated by connecting it to the GameFlow theory and conducting post-test interviews. The study has shown that the connected wearable was not crucial for the player’s learning success; however, it contributed to the user’s motivation and enjoyment.

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2019. , p. 17
Keywords [en]
Location-basedgames, pervasive games, wearables, gameflow theory, gamification
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Media and Communication Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38519OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-38519DiVA, id: diva2:1332860
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Media Technology
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Technology
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Available from: 2019-07-01 Created: 2019-06-28 Last updated: 2019-07-01Bibliographically approved

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