Editors-in-chief: Pan, Zhigeng, Cheok, Adrian David, Müller, Wolfgang El Rhalibi, Abdennour (Ed.)
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This journal subline serves as a forum for stimulating and disseminating innovative research ideas, theories, emerging technologies, empirical investigations, state-of-the-art methods, and tools in all different genres of Edutainment, such as Game-based Learning and Serious Games, Interactive Storytelling, Virtual Learning Environments, VR-based Education, and related fields. It will cover aspects from Educational and Game Theories, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence, and Systems Design.
The first volume of this series contains a selection of outstanding contributions from Edutainment 2008, the 3rd International Conference on E-Learning and Games which took place in Nanjing, China, in June 2008. These papers are complemented by individual contributions from international experts in this field.
Papers from Edutainment 2008.- Designing an Educational Game: Case Study of ’Europe 2045’.- Timed Automata-Based Rehabilitation Training Game Design for the Affected Lower Extremity of Hemiparetic Patient.- A Haptic Virtual Environment for Molecular Chemistry Education.- ARGarden: Augmented Edutainment System with a Learning Companion.- Developing a Digital Game-Based Situated Learning System for Ocean Ecology.- A Pen-Based 3D Role Modeling Tool for Children.- A Reusable Eduventure Game Framework.- Construction and Evaluation of a Robot Dance System.- TMAR: Extension of a Tabletop Interface Using Mobile Augmented Reality.- Interacting with Augmented Assets in Cultural Tourism.- Interactive Storytelling: Approaches and Techniques to Achieve Dynamic Stories.- Behavioural Reactive Agents to Define Personality Traits in the Videogame Überpong.- Regular Papers.- ’Killer Phrases’: Design Steps for a Game with Digital Role-Playing Agents.- From Pencil to Magic Wand: Tangibles as Gateways to Virtual Stories.- Game-Based Learning with Computers – Learning, Simulations, and Games.- Core Attributes of Interactive Computer Games and Adaptive Use for Edutainment.- Interactive Media Authoring Systems.- A Review of Using Virtual Reality for Learning.- The Mental Vision Framework - A Platform for Teaching, Practicing and Researching with Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality.- Making the Real World as a Game World to Learners by Applying Game-Based Learning Scenes into Ubiquitous Learning Environment.- VR Bio X Games.- Online Learning and Clinical Procedures: Rapid Development and Effective Deployment of Game-Like Interactive Simulations.