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AmbiLearn: enhancing the learning environment for Primary School education

Hyndman, J, Lunney, TF and McKevitt, P (2012) AmbiLearn: enhancing the learning environment for Primary School education. In: Serious Games Development and Applications: Third International Conference, SGDA 2012, Bremen, Germany, September 26-29, 2012. Proceedings, Bremen, Germany. Springer. Vol 7528 12 pp. [Conference contribution]

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URL: http://www.springer.com/computer/swe/book/978-3-642-33686-7

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33687-4_20


Technology is at a stage where it has infiltrated the education system with the potential to enhance teaching and learning. In Northern Ireland a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) infrastructure is in place. However, statistics and government reports suggest that VLE use amongst the primary school sector is quite limited. In an attempt to redress the limited use of VLEs in the primary school sector this research investigates the potential of serious games and how they may compliment the National Curriculum with the development of AmbiLearn, an enhanced learning environment with a content neutral game-based approach and content creation and reporting modules. This paper presents the design and implementation of AmbiLearn. Preliminary analysis of data from evaluation of AmbiLearn shows promising results and directions for future work are discussed.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Creative Arts and Technologies
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
ID Code:22824
Deposited By: Professor Paul McKevitt
Deposited On:21 Feb 2013 10:41
Last Modified:09 Dec 2015 11:06

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