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eBug - teaching children hygiene principles using educational games

eBug - teaching children hygiene principles using educational games

Farrell, David, Kostkova, Patty, de Quincey, Ed, Weinberg, Julius, Lecky, Donna and McNulty, Cliodna (2010) eBug - teaching children hygiene principles using educational games. In: Safran, C., Reti, S. and Marin, H.F., (eds.) MEDINFO 2010: Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Medical Informatics. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (160). IOS Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 600-604. ISBN 978-1-60750-587-7 (Print), 978-1-60750-588-4 (Online) ISSN 0926-9630 (doi:https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-588-4-600)

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Abstract

Technology enhanced education has been recently established as a new approach for all stages of education. However, among these new IT media it is computer games playing the central role in delivering education in particular to children and teenagers, however, real world sound evaluation is often given little attention. The EU funded e-Bug project developed web games aimed at children to teach basic principles of prudent antibiotics use, hand and respiratory hygiene and aims to reinforces an awareness of microbes, hand and respiratory hygiene among junior and senior school children in 10 countries in Europe. An educational pack implemented in schools across Europe is complemented by Internet web games for two age groups teaching a set of learning objectives (LOs) using a fast and interactive platform game design for junior children and investigate detective games based on PBL principles for senior children. In this paper, we present the design of e-Bug junior and senior games and evaluation results.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] This paper was presented at the 13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (Medinfo 2010) held from 12-15 September 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa and organized by the International Medical Informatics Association's (IMIA).
Uncontrolled Keywords: infectious deseases, educational games, platform game, detective game, antibiotic resistance, microbes, hand and respiratory hygiene
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Information Systems & Digital Media
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/5631

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