Integrating Domain Experts in Educational Game Authoring: A Case Study
Case report, Journal article
Authoring educational games introduces difficult problems because it is the product of multidisciplinary work, integrating very different experts with different backgrounds that use different terminology. In this paper we discuses how a team composed of computer science experts, an education expert and two medical experts successfully tacked the problem of designing and implementing an educational video game. An approach consisting of different tools and strategies was used to ensure educational value, correctness and completeness of the knowledge represented in the game. The game's goal is to teach basic medical first response procedures to young students (12-15 year old) by using photo realistic representations of the situations and videos with correct realization of the procedures. The game was successfully completed and is currently available online and being tested with real students.