I would like to share my project report for my master's degree in distance education at the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU).
http://www.mediafire.com/file/ei3fb2b9haja388/CantadaProjectReportEbook.pdf (4.57 mb)
WIP OARs of the game
http://www.mediafire.com/file/qlew0zm3ws3v2pp/phgame1_2-8-2011.oar (15.22 mb)
http://www.mediafire.com/file/qb2377nriczm66s/phgame2_2-8-2011.oar (5 mb)
http://www.mediafire.com/file/cb7coc47ao29ydc/phgame3_2-8-2011.oar (10.44 mb)
The project explores the design and development of a prototype video game for a distance education course in Philippine history. The project seeks to answer these questions:
- What are the affordable learning actions and constraints of educational games in general and games for learning history in particular?
- What production pipeline of design and development of educational games is appropriate for distance education teachers of Philippine history with meagre resources?
- There is little study on courses as games in distance education.
- In the context of connectivist learning theory there is no study of games as hubs for a personal learning environment (PLE).
- There is no available off the shelf game for teaching Philippine history.
It has been found that the game affords the adoption of a wide range of learning theories and methods. As a PLE hub it has weak and strong affordances. In learning history it affords the following:
- It affords the linking and finding of historical sources.
- It affords role playing of historical characters.
- It affords reconstruction of history in multimedia.
- It affords the linking of game play with history.
In conclusion, series of steps and guidelines are suggested for developing educational games. It is recommended that teachers exploit the tools of the game for collaborative design and development as well as the production of reusable virtual world archives.