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Author (up) Mario Rafael Ruíz Vargas; Paloma Díaz; Telmo Zarraonandia; Ignacio Aedo pdf  isbn
  Title Safety villages: A computer game for raising children's awareness of risks Type Conference Article
  Year 2012 Publication ISCRAM 2012 Conference Proceedings – 9th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Abbreviated Journal ISCRAM 2012  
  Volume Issue Pages  
  Keywords Computer games; Information systems; Learning systems; Rural areas; Educational computer game; Edutainment; Emergency educations; Emergency training; Interactive system; Education  
  Abstract Computer games have proved to be a valuable educational resource in many different areas from medicine to military training as well as specific training in emergency responses. Their motivational benefits also make them particularly suitable for training children. However, in order to enjoy the benefits that the use of computer games may report, it is necessary that the games resemble those which children play for fun, and that it offers an appropriate balance between its educational and entertainment purposes. In this paper we present an educational game called “Safety Villages” of the mini-game genre which aims to help raise children's awareness of emergencies and domestic risks. The design and implementation of the game has been carried out following strategies and integrating components usually present in games for entertainment. A preliminary evaluation of the game has shown a positive response in children, indicating that they can both learn and enjoy themselves while playing the game. © 2012 ISCRAM.  
  Address Computer Science Department, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Simon Fraser University Place of Publication Vancouver, BC Editor L. Rothkrantz, J. Ristvej, Z.Franco  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
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  ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 9780864913326 Medium  
  Track Serious Games for Crisis Management Expedition Conference 9th International ISCRAM Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 232  
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