Enhancing Collaborative Science Learning through Multiplayer Online Videogames
We designed and implemented SAIR – A multiplayer online RPG with educational content in the context of this PhD research, concerning the application of educational content in a multiplayer game, in order to determine and explore factors such as cooperation, and the general framework considering Serious Games. We tested SAIR with a team of professional educators and we keep improving it. Further research will elaborate on the game’s design document as it could provide useful guidelines in the design and development of educational MRPGs. Another interesting parameter is the assessment with students of the collaborative gameplay with students in science learning.