Advanced Multimedia Center, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland
August 2014 – July 2015. Host: Byron Reeves, Dept of Communication
My research focuses on game based learning, human-computer interaction and user experience. During my visit at H-STAR I am working on game based solutions designed for learning fractions. This work relates to Games to Schools project that is part of Academy of Finland’s The Future of Learning, Knowledge and Skills (TULOS) research programme. In the project we study whether pupils learn and understand fractions better when they play author provided math games or when they create own games about fractions. My particular interest is to study how whole body movement and embodied cognition approaches can be used in games to support math learning.