Workshop on the design of educational mini-games at the Mobile World Centre
With the support of XTEC and the Mobile World Centre, Javier Melero and Davinia Hernández-Leo from the GTI run yesterday (June 26th, 2013) a workshop focused on the design of educational mini-games. 28 teachers (mostly from secondary education) participated in the workshop, whose objective was to analyse, apply and experiment the key elements to consider in the design of educational mini-games as a motivating learning activity, situated, collaborative and reflective. Several real case studies were presented and discussed, with especial attention to games based on questions situated in specific locations (outdoor or indoor spaces) (example). Participants also simulated the design of a game and experienced an example of geolocalised mini-game situated in Plaça de Catalunya, Barcelona. This activity is in the frame of the EEE project (with Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and University of Valladolid) and its related to previous activities such as the Game designed by C.E. Dolmen in L’Hospitalet.