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Evaluating the Usability and Ease of Use of a Mobile Game to Enrich Understanding of Hawaiian History and Culture for 4th Grade Students

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Title: Evaluating the Usability and Ease of Use of a Mobile Game to Enrich Understanding of Hawaiian History and Culture for 4th Grade Students
Authors: Mah, Kim
Instructor: Fulford, Catherine
Keywords: Kawainui Marsh
placed-based game
Issue Date: 20 Apr 2017
Citation: Mah, Kim K. (April 20, 2017). Evaluating the Usability and Ease of Use of a Mobile Game to Enrich Understanding of Hawaiian History and Culture for 4th Grade Students. PowerPoint presented at the 22nd Annual Technology, Colleges and Community Worldwide Online Conference.
Abstract: According to the Social Studies Standard 4.1.1, elementary teachers in Grade 4 are responsible for teaching about Hawaii’s history and about understanding that history, by examining change, continuity and causality. Through this project, “Kualii’s Journey: A Search for Hauwahine,” a place-based, mobile game was developed to provide an enriching and culturally sensitive experience for students to learn of these concepts as they “journey” around the Kawai Nui Marsh, visiting three significant sites, in Kailua, Oahu. Using the neighboring community as a resource and a story that incorporates key characters in the history of the Kawai Nui Marsh, Na Pohaku o Hauwahine and Ulupo Heiau, the goal of the project was to provide an engaging tool for students. This tool would aid in teaching about changes in history, what may have caused those changes and how they can have an impact on the continuity of Hawaiian culture in their community and beyond. Therefore, the purpose of this project was to evaluate the ease of use of a place-based, mobile game of Kawai Nui Marsh. This web-based game was developed using ARIS, an open source tool for creating mobile learning games. The study identified the game’s ease of use and motivational factors. The study also contributed to improvement of the game as results from students and adults were analyzed. Feedback indicated that clear instructions, an obvious purpose, and added audio for walking and listening ease, was preferred by users. Revisions were made. The usability tests included a pre-survey, a usability protocol and a post-survey.
Description: This project was created as a usability study for LTEC 690 and presented at the TCC Conference 2017.
Pages/Duration: 38 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/45818
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Appears in Collections:LTEC 690, Spring 2017



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