The virtual runner learning game

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Behringer, Reinhold, King, Roderick, Smith, Abraham, Matu, Jamie, King, Andrew, Taylor, Bengamin and Parivesh, Parichay. (2013). The virtual runner learning game. Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal.
AuthorsBehringer, Reinhold, King, Roderick, Smith, Abraham, Matu, Jamie, King, Andrew, Taylor, Bengamin and Parivesh, Parichay
Abstract

A learning game has been developed which allows learners to study and learn about the significance of three important variables in human physiology (lactate, glycogen, and hydration) and their influence on sports performance during running. The player can control the speed of the runner, and as a consequence the resulting physiological processes are simulated in real-time. The performance degradation of the runner due to these processes requires that different strategies for pacing the running speed are applied by the player, depending on the total length of the run. The game has been positively evaluated in a real learning context of academic physiology teaching.

Keywordshuman simulation; physiology; game-based learning; running; sports
Year2013
JournalInteraction Design and Architecture(s) Journal
PublisherInteraction Design and Architecture(s)
ISSN1826-9745
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85030251692
Web address (URL)http://ixdea.uniroma2.it/inevent/events/idea2010/index.php?s=10&a=10&link=ToC_19_P&link=19_8_abstract
Page range105-114
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Deposited10 May 2021
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