Learning by playing: An LBG for the Fortification Gates of the Venetian walls of the city of Heraklion

Authors

  • Kostas Vassilakis Technological Education Institution of Crete
  • Orestis Charalampakos Technological Education Institution of Crete
  • Georgios Glykokokalos Technological Education Institution of Crete
  • Persefoni Kontokalou Technological Education Institution of Crete
  • Michail Kalogiannakis Technological Education Institution of Crete
  • Nikolas Vidakis Technological Education Institution of Crete

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4108/eai.7-3-2019.156773

Keywords:

Game-based learning (GBL), location based educational games, mobile learning, augmented reality (AR), digital storytelling, education outside the class, Global Positioning System (GPS)

Abstract

Games in education have always been a tool for increasing motivation and interest of learners. We present Location-Based Games (LBG) as a tool to involve and motivate students in the learning process. LBGs require the player to move around in order to complete a task and proceed in the storyline and use localization technology such as Global Positioning System (GPS). LBGs are built on physical worlds, while virtual world augmentations enable the interaction of physical and other related (cultural, historical etc.) data with the player. Augmented reality (AR) is used to provide this extra layer with 3D objects, avatars and animations for player’s interaction. In our paper we present a history learning LBG with the use of augmented reality in the form of 3D objects. We explore the concept, of having both virtual and physical worlds available within the same visual display environment.

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Published

18-07-2018

How to Cite

1.
Vassilakis K, Charalampakos O, Glykokokalos G, Kontokalou P, Kalogiannakis M, Vidakis N. Learning by playing: An LBG for the Fortification Gates of the Venetian walls of the city of Heraklion. EAI Endorsed Trans Creat Tech [Internet]. 2018 Jul. 18 [cited 2024 Apr. 18];5(16):e5. Available from: https://publications.eai.eu/index.php/ct/article/view/1496