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Mobile games to foster the learning of history at archaeological sites

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This paper presents a system designed to support young students learning history at an archaeological site, by exploiting mobile technology. The approach uses game-play, since it stimulates in young students an understanding of history that would otherwise be difficult to engender, helping players to acquire historical notions and making archaeological visits more effective and exciting. A strength of the system is that, by running on the visitors own cellular phones, it requires minimal investments and small changes to the existing site exhibition.

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Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, 2007. VL/HCC 2007. IEEE Symposium on

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23-27 Sept. 2007