This study was conducted with the purpose to explore the potential of serious games to utilize systematic learning variation. We employed a methodology that followed the learning study method, while we also introduced experimental and control groups in order to allow for more direct comparison. In this study we did not have control over the employed serious game (vLeader) and thus had to implement our experiment through its supplementary materials. The study explores a systematic approach towards serious games design. This study provides weak evidence of greater stakeholder awareness by the group that has experienced variation. Its exploratory findings provide a valuable contribution that could inform design of future serious games.

What can bits teach about leadership: A study of the application of variation theory in serious games / M. Ruskov, W. Seager (LECTURE NOTES IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE). - In: Serious Games Development and Applications / [a cura di] M. Ma, M. Fradinho Oliveira, J. Madeiras Pereira. - [s.l] : Springer, 2011. - ISBN 978-3-642-23833-8. - pp. 49-60 (( Intervento presentato al 2. convegno SGDA tenutosi a Lisboa nel 2011 [10.1007/978-3-642-23834-5_5].

What can bits teach about leadership: A study of the application of variation theory in serious games

M. Ruskov;
2011

Abstract

This study was conducted with the purpose to explore the potential of serious games to utilize systematic learning variation. We employed a methodology that followed the learning study method, while we also introduced experimental and control groups in order to allow for more direct comparison. In this study we did not have control over the employed serious game (vLeader) and thus had to implement our experiment through its supplementary materials. The study explores a systematic approach towards serious games design. This study provides weak evidence of greater stakeholder awareness by the group that has experienced variation. Its exploratory findings provide a valuable contribution that could inform design of future serious games.
leadership; learning study; serious games; variation theory
Settore INF/01 - Informatica
INESC-ID Lisboa
Technical University of Lisbon
Glasgow School of Art
Coventry University, Serious Games Institute
University of Derby
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