ERIC Number: EJ1139509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
"Her Story Was Complex": A Twine Workshop for Ten- to Twelve-Year-Old Girls
Tran, Kelly M.
E-Learning and Digital Media, v13 n5-6 p212-226 Sep-Nov 2016
In this study, I discuss the need to increase girls' involvement with game design due to the numerous benefits that engaging in this practice might have. In particular, I discuss the tool Twine, an accessible and relatively easy-to-use platform for creating text-based games. I provide an overview of the tool and its potential benefits for learning, including traditional and digital literacy skills. I present the findings from an after-school workshop in which I led a small group of ten- to twelve-year old girls in designing their own games. Finally, the ways in which the girls engaged with the tool and the workshop, and the implications for literacy and education, are discussed.
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Preadolescents, Early Adolescents, Females, Suburban Schools, Video Games, Design, Workshops, Computer Literacy, Skill Development, After School Programs, Student Developed Materials, Learner Engagement, Student Interests, Student Attitudes, Data Collection
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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