Educational Games Rating System: Suggested Criteria

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  • Educational Games Rating System: Suggested Criteria

    1. 1. Educational Games- How Do They Rate? Erin Jennings -Research Assistant, UT Dallas Dan Hurd -Research Assistant, UT Dallas
    2. 2. Games in Education
    3. 3. Edutainment <ul><li>Leapfrog </li></ul><ul><li>Carmen Sandiago </li></ul><ul><li>Math Blaster </li></ul>
    4. 4. Repurposed Entertainment Games <ul><li>Civilization </li></ul><ul><li>World of Warcraft </li></ul><ul><li>EVE Online </li></ul>
    5. 5. Current Games Ratings Too Much Toucan! C- Club Tuki (2007) http://www.clubtuki.com/
    6. 6. ESRB Kirby 64 (2000) Nintendo
    7. 7. TEEM
    8. 8. Issues With Current Ratings Systems <ul><li>Objectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Relevance </li></ul>
    9. 9. Suggested Evaluation Criteria
    10. 10. Overall Value
    11. 11. Usability Big Rigs(2003) Stellar Stone LLC
    12. 12. Accuracy Virtual Endoscopic Surgery Training(2001) Select IT VEST Systems AG
    13. 13. Appropriateness Musical Menace, Leap Frog
    14. 14. Relevance America’s Army (2004) Pandemic Studios
    15. 15. Objectives Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego(1992) Broderbund
    16. 16. Feedback Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego(1985) Broderbund
    17. 17. Engagement Civilization IV (2005) Firaxis
    18. 18. Motivation Super Mario Galaxy(2007) Nintendo
    19. 19. Additional Ratings Categories
    20. 20. Non-content Based Learning World of Warcraft (2004) Blizzard
    21. 21. Gaming Literacy
    22. 22. Accessibility Fallout (1997) Interplay
    23. 23. Sample Rating Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (1992) The Learning Company Overall Value: A Usability: A Accuracy: B Appropriateness: A Relevance: A Objectives: A Feedback: B Engagement: A
    24. 24. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
    25. 25. Contact Information <ul><li>Erin Jennings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog: higherworlds.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki: higherworlds.wikispaces.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter: serinity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dan Hurd </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter: thekrakenisme </li></ul></ul>

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