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Gaming and Learning with ARIS

Product code: CT312
Topics: Standards, Gaming, Mobile learning, Gamification, Coding & robotics

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ARIS  is a user-friendly, open-source platform for creating and playing mobile games, tours and interactive stories. Using GPS and QR Codes, ARIS players experience a hybrid world of virtual interactive characters, items, and media placed in physical space. 
Artists, educators, middle school and high school students, game designers and story tellers are making ARIS games right now! If you have an iPhone or iPod touch, download ARIS to your device and start playing some of our demo games.

Authors/Contributors:


David Gagnon

Bio: David Gagnon is an instructional designer with the ENGAGE program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he consults with faculty about innovative teaching practices that leverage emerging media and an active member of the Games, Learning and Society Research community where he directs the mobile learning team and ARIS Project. David has an B.S in computer science an M.S in curriculum and instruction and has managed numerous educational media projects over the last 6 years, specializing in computer simulation, gaming and mobile media. He was co author on two papers last year and gave over 25 talks on the topics of game design, mobile learning and educational social media, becoming increasingly interested in exploring the edges of design in these areas through community building, experimentation and rapid prototyping.