Research Log of Web Science Students

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Scouring the Net

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It’s always comforting to know that you are not alone (rest in peace MJ). This is precisely how it feels when we go looking for publications or posts related to our research. Although relatively new, there is still a decent number of resources that are readily available with the just the click of a mouse! (There’s a video after the jump!)

Building the Case for Video Games in Music Education, 2005 (Source: click here)

This paper gives a good explanation of the different ways technology is being used in music education, eventually discussing the significance of games and how it can be used effectively. It also provides a case study of an actual game that’s tailored to teach music but at the same time maintain the ‘fun’ factor in the game.

Digital Game-Based Learning: It’s Not Just the Digital Natives Who Are Restless, 2006 (Source: click here)

One point of this author is that in the while people in the past have been telling over and over again that games are effective for learning, it’s now time to shift our focus and concentrate on explaining to the public the specifics. How exactly are games good for education? He also describes the things that we must learn from what others have worked on.

The Basic Elements of Music, 2007 (Source: click here)

Part of Catherine Schmidt-Jones’ numerous open courseware available at Connexions, this module is a really good and easy-to-understand lesson plan for teaching, well, basic musical elements for elementary students. We can use this as reference for our game’s contents. There are also available activities which may very well be the basis of the game itself.

Writing Real-Time Games for Android, 2009

It’s not literature, but the video itself contains really interesting ideas about Android development. The speaker, who is an Android advocate, also outlines why it is favorable over other platforms.

We still have a lot of questions to ask about the project, but thanks to these, answers seem closer than ever.


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Written by Jhie

July 28, 2009 at 8:23 pm

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