Reflections on the use of location-based playful narratives for learning
[c153] Yiannoutsou, N, Avouris, N. (2010). Reflections on the use of location-based playful narratives for learning. In Proceedings of Mobile Learning 2010, pp. 149-156, Iadis Publ, Porto, March 2010 (pdf )


In this paper we discuss current practices and trends in the use of narratives in location-based games for learning. This is a new area of research and practice termed playful narratives. The main aspects of these games are discussed. In particular, we focus on their narrative structure, the interaction modes that they afford, their use of space as prop for action and the possible learning impact they have. First, we introduce the theoretical and empirical considerations of playful narratives, then; an analytical framework of their main characteristics is introduced, discussed through typical examples of such games. Finally we conclude with an outline of future trends and possibilities that this kind of activities can have on learning in the future. 


Mobile games, location based games, narratives in games, educational games, playful narratives


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