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Pages: 4376-4384
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-5617-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2016.2083

Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain

SIMPLE RECIPES FOR CONSTRUCTING EDUCATIONAL ENGINEERING MOBILE GAMES

Computer games are successful entertainment applications widely spread in our society. These applications present virtual realities with specific rules that challenge game users. The possibility to model real problems and show key information, in an appealing and visual way, can help in the learning process of engineering students.

Nowadays, it is possible to run complex computer games in smartphones and tablets. Small size, number of applications and connectivity are the main advantages of this mobile devices, that overtake the number of PCs.

Despite of their potential capabilities, it is difficult to implement mobile serious games (educational games) and learning process evaluation tools from the scratch, without computer science skills.

We explain how to overcome the previous drawbacks via the use of MIT App Inventor, which is an online open source tool that helps to construct apps by dragging-and-dropping building blocks. Moreover, we explain a methodology to incorporate mobile games in regular engineering courses and to evaluate its effect in the learning process. To support our discussion, we describe the developed method in a manufacturing technology course.
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author = {Torres-Jimenez, E. and Rus-Casas, C. and Cruz-Perag{\'{o}}n, F. and Dorado-Vicente, R.},
title = {SIMPLE RECIPES FOR CONSTRUCTING EDUCATIONAL ENGINEERING MOBILE GAMES},
series = {10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2016 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-5617-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2016.2083},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2016.2083},
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location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {7-9 March, 2016},
year = {2016},
pages = {4376-4384}}
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AU - E. Torres-Jimenez AU - C. Rus-Casas AU - F. Cruz-Peragón AU - R. Dorado-Vicente
TI - SIMPLE RECIPES FOR CONSTRUCTING EDUCATIONAL ENGINEERING MOBILE GAMES
SN - 978-84-608-5617-7/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2016.2083
PY - 2016
Y1 - 7-9 March, 2016
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2016 Proceedings
SP - 4376
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ER -
E. Torres-Jimenez, C. Rus-Casas, F. Cruz-Peragón, R. Dorado-Vicente (2016) SIMPLE RECIPES FOR CONSTRUCTING EDUCATIONAL ENGINEERING MOBILE GAMES, INTED2016 Proceedings, pp. 4376-4384.
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