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Design and Development of Training Games by Talib S. Hussain, Susan L. Coleman

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Chapter 13 Game Review

Quest Atlantis
Michael Thome

Abstract

Quest Atlantis is a virtual world that has been developed for the express purpose of leveraging children’s familiarity with online videogame metaphors to provide flexible and high-quality educational curricula to students. The combination of compelling technology, a rich ecosystem of educational materials, and a class-centric focus contributes to a complete system that stands on its own as well as offers guidance to developers of similar systems.

1 Introduction

Quest Atlantis (QA) is a three-dimensional virtual world designed from the ground up to be an engaging educational environment for middle and early high school children (Barab et al., 2005) using the principle of transformational ...

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