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A presentation on the EduFrag Project using Unreal Tournament to teach organic chemistry at the Biennial Conferences on Chemical Education in August 2006 by Jean-Claude Bradley of Drexel University.

A presentation on the EduFrag Project using Unreal Tournament to teach organic chemistry at the Biennial Conferences on Chemical Education in August 2006 by Jean-Claude Bradley of Drexel University.

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  • 1. Games in Organic Chemistry: Edufrag and Wheel of Orgo Jean-Claude Bradley E-Learning Coordinator College of Arts and Sciences Drexel University August 2, 2006 Biennial Conferences on Chemical Education
  • 2. Content Assessment Interaction Blogs CMS Games E-Learning is multi-dimensional
  • 3. The Game Platform: The EduFrag Project Assessment Content Interaction Quizzes in a 3-D world The Study Room Student-Student Collaboration or Competition Instructor Guided Tours First Person Shooter Modding (Unreal Tournament)
  • 4. EduFrag Design
    • Modularity
    • Simplicity
    • Quiz-Based – Not Simulation
    • Portability of textures
    • Flexible gameplay modes: non-competitive maze, race, deathmatch, capture the flag, king of the hill, etc.
    • Even in competitive play gore level can be adjusted for each player
  • 5. Platform : game (Unreal Tournament) One map – walking through walls First implementation Copy WebCT quizzes
  • 6. One map problem: lighting and peeking
  • 7. Some initial student feedback (Avik)
  • 8. The teleporter solution: one room template (Mike Aquino)
  • 9. 3D editor view of one room template
  • 10. MakeGames: The Class that Didn’t Run
  • 11. Don’t Underestimate the Impact of Open Courseware and RSS
  • 12. The Free Educational Version of Unreal Tournament
  • 13. EduFrag without weapons: a maze that can be used as in a virtual race study room testing rooms final room true true false false
  • 14. The Study Room
  • 15. A Quiz Room
  • 16. The last room of the maze
  • 17. Prizes not points for winner One chance in 4 for winning:
    • Video ipod
    • Chemistry book
    • Molecular model set
    • Consolation prize
  • 18. The new 20 room weapons map of EduFrag
  • 19. The EduFrag Wiki and Blog: Open Source Collaboration
  • 20. EduFrag Flickr group: tag true or false
  • 21. EduFrag door requirements:
    • 256 x 256 pixel 256 color bitmaps (easy with Paint)
    • Must be named in the format true001.bmp and false001.bmp
    • Must be true or false in any context
    • Minimize text - Simple Graphics best
  • 22. Overwrite folders to change mazes
  • 23. EduFrag for learning grammar ( Beth Ritter-Guth)
  • 24. EduFrag for learning chem info retrieval ( Tim Siftar/Jay Bhatt)
  • 25. EduFrag for learning the class FAQ
  • 26. EduFrag for learning the physics and math (Quinn Thomas)
  • 27. EduFrag as poster session (Allison Lucci)
  • 28. EduFrag as a recruitment tool
  • 29. Wheel of Orgo
    • Rules:
    • Teacher draws starting material and final product at opposite ends of a page
    • Students take turns drawing any reaction from starting material (or branch) OR to final product (or branch)
    • 1 point for correct reaction
    • 3 points for completing synthesis
    • Students may pass their turn
    • Generally use a time limit (45 minutes)
    Can be played on chalkboard, Smartboard or TabletPC
  • 30. Modifications
    • Open book/web or closed book/web
    • Give a point for correcting another student’s error
    • Allow more than one step
    • Give prize
    • Give a point just for an attempt even if incorrect
    • If too many students passing their turn do a simpler synthesis
  • 31. Example Lecture 015: Wheel of orgo 1
  • 32. First Play
  • 33. Mid Play
  • 34. Completion
  • 35. Cat Synthesis Problem Lecture 028: Wheel of orgo 5
  • 36. Opportunity to Contextualize Organic Lecture 028: Wheel of orgo 5
  • 37. THERE ARE SIMPLE WAYS TO HAVE FUN WITH CHEMISTRY! Take Home Message (Wheel of Orgo)