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Dianne Rees

eLearn: Feature Article - Game-Based Learning for Health in Denmark - 0 views

  • The game is not linear, but dynamic, meaning that the user is able to begin from different starting points. The game continuously captures and reflects the user's choices and actions while she or he plays.
  • the macro environment is the internet, drawing on its immense resources.
  • Information, challenges, and new tasks can be found around the elements presenting the symptom, where the learner will be provided with knowledge about the external real-world source of the symptom or change. In most cases the learner cannot solve the problem on location and will have to travel the animated body to search for and analyze other symptoms, as well as search for specific information via the Internet or other resources in the platform surrounding the game itself.
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  • The important gaming element is that certain tasks must be accomplished, certain roadblocks overcome, and certain knowledge collected to progress and level up.
  • The points of departure might be cases, a crisis, or a lack of knowledge, but also simple curiosity. The narrative discourse will reflect the classic and modern and perhaps even post-modern plot tradition.
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