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Title: An exploratory study of game-based M-learning for software project management
Authors: Chua, Alton Yeow Kuan
Balkunje, Radhika Shenoy
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Computer science and engineering::Software
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Chua, A. Y. K., & Balkunje, R. S. (2012). An exploratory study of game-based M-learning for software project management, Journal of Universal Computer Science. 18(14), 1933-1949.
Series/Report no.: Journal of universal computer science
Abstract: Given that the virtues of M-learning have not yet been fully exploited in teaching Software Project Management (SPM), this paper embarks on a timely endeavour to explore the use of game-based M-learning for SPM by introducing a game called Mobile Application for Project management LEarning (MAPLE). A total of 55 graduate students were invited to participate in the evaluation study carried out for the MAPLE application. The evaluation was based on three design principles derived from the literature, namely, motivation, gaming and learning. Based on the preliminary evaluation, three major observations could be culled. One, game-based M-learning is a useful and an entertaining augmentation to traditional learning. Two, design principles namely motivation, gaming and learning and their appropriate blending is necessary to develop an effective M-learning game. Finally, appealing features in MAPLE are risk alerts, avatar creation and feedback.
ISSN: 0948-6968
DOI: 10.3217/jucs-018-14-1933
Rights: © 2012 J.UCS. This paper was published in Journal of Universal Computer Science and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of Graz University of Technology, Institut für Informationssysteme und Computer Medien (IICM). The paper can be found at the following official DOI: [].  One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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