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

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Chapter 14 Development Methods

Quest Atlantis
Jesús R. De León and Janine McGrath

Abstract

Quest Atlantis (QA) is an educational virtual world environment that provides a rich capability for students to undertake quests to solve challenging and interesting real-world problems. QA provides a toolkit for teachers to manage the experiences of their students. We describe our efforts to develop, deploy, and maintain in-class, after school, and summer camp programs based on Quest Atlantis. We introduce the methods we used to train teachers to use QA and discuss some of the issues we encountered when starting out and the solutions we developed. We describe how students have used QA to learn while also performing socially aware activities, and discuss ...

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