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Repurposing serious games in health care education

Protopsaltis, A., Panzoli, D., Dunwell, I. and de Freitas, S. (2010) Repurposing serious games in health care education. IFMBE Proceedings, 29 . pp. 963-966.

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Serious games are one of the most content-rich forms of educational media, often combining high fidelity visual and audio content, novel interaction paradigms, and diverse pedagogic approaches. This article describes exploratory work towards identifying the key issues faced when repurposing serious games in order to enable their use and reuse in the same or different educational contexts. To address these issues, we propose a theoretical framework for the repurposing of serious games in medical education and in education in general. Two case studies based on the Climate Health Impact serious game are presented. These case studies demonstrate the ability to repurpose a serious game into new learning objects, covering two different paradigms of content repurposing - language and pedagogy.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Copyright: © 2010 International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering.
Notes: 12th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, MEDICON 2010; Chalkidiki; Greece; 27 May - 30 May 2010
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