My-Mini-Pet: The design of Pet-Nurturing handheld game

Calvin C.Y. Liao, Zhi Hong Chen, Tak Wai Chan

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Abstract

Mobile learning brings us more learning opportunities due to the characteristics of learning devices and wireless computing. Recently, game-based learning also provides promising benefits in children's leaning. Therefore, how to design a game-based learning environment in handheld devices by combining an existing game with different learning activities is a significant research issue. In this paper, we attempt to incorporate game elements with the learning environment design in the PDA for students. Three considerations for the learning environment design in the hand-held devices are discussed: game element design, small screen design, and learnercentered design. According to these three considerations, a pet-nurturing game environment in the PDA, My-Mini-Pet system, is developed, including three components: emotional attachment, learning guidance, and costume show. The design rationale behind the My-Mini-Pet system is that taking good care of the Mini-My-Pet is actually improving the learner's learning status.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2nd IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning, DIGITEL 2008
Pages138-140
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning, DIGITEL 2008 - Banff, AB, Canada
Duration: 2008 Nov 172008 Nov 19

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2nd IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning, DIGITEL 2008

Other

Other2nd IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning, DIGITEL 2008
CountryCanada
CityBanff, AB
Period08/11/1708/11/19

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems
  • Software

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Liao, C. C. Y., Chen, Z. H., & Chan, T. W. (2008). My-Mini-Pet: The design of Pet-Nurturing handheld game. In Proceedings - 2nd IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning, DIGITEL 2008 (pp. 138-140). [4700745] (Proceedings - 2nd IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning, DIGITEL 2008). https://doi.org/10.1109/DIGITEL.2008.34