From the beginning of the semester we knew that we are going to have a real educational arcade at the end of the semester. We had field trip to Chuck E. Cheese so that we have a better idea how does an arcade works. I am really proud to say that we build an arcade of our own and it turns out really really great. We had a lot of fun. There were 14 educational game and all of them were enriched with the possibility to learn different educational skills. Not only that people won a lot of tickets and redeemed them with different prizes.
My game was Finding Factors. This was a game of both chances and skills. I had a wheel that spins which gave the player a chance to land on a number and the skill was to find the factors of that number. My game definitely allowed players to acquire knowledge because they were playing and learning how to find out the factors. Even though this game was educational but the mechanics of the game turns out a little hard which makes it slow. I decided to give the players 30 second, but while the players were playing the game I realize that it is not possible to find out all the factors within 30 second. I would change the time and give them more than 1 minute because I saw that adults were having hard time to find the factors within 1 minute. If a child wanna play this game they need more time. The game would have been better if I had a counting machine and also a machine that will help the player to distribute the pastas more faster. Here is a video of my game…[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsVvjjlwxDc[/youtube]
There were more games that attracted my attention and I played. I loved the game called Bingo Speed not only because the player has a chance to win a lot of tickets but also because this is a speed game and the player will show how fast they can add and subtract faster. This game gave you only 10 seconds to find the addition that matches the number. I enjoyed a lot while playing the game. If I have to change some thing in the game it would be making it learn addition because I felt that this is a skill game and it allows to show that how fast you can add and subtract. I would give the players chance to draw 2 numbers and whatever 2 number they draw, I will give them same amount 2 sets of objects and ask them to combine them and count how much it turns out. By doing this players will actually learn how to add. Otherwise Bingo Speed was a great game of showcase.
I have to confess that this was the best final I have ever had. I took this class so that I can learn how multimedia facilitate education and It really helped me to learn a lot of new things such as blogging which I never did before, editing pictures and videos, find other peoples’ educational blog. I also learned about Moocs and found it really helpful for students. This was the first Arcade our professor ever built and I would recommend to do it every semester and by doing this he will be able to improve more skill and as well as the students. I enjoyed doing the visual and video assignment the most because I have done this for the first time and learned a lot of new things such resizing a photo, adding caption to photo and also make a video of my own and edit it. This class was awesome. Now I can have my own WordPress blog. It sounds great.