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dc.contributor.advisorMcCalla, Gord I.en_US
dc.creatorMcKenzie, Adamen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-16T19:52:20Z
dc.date.available2013-09-16T19:52:20Z
dc.date.created2012-12en_US
dc.date.issued2013-04-08en_US
dc.date.submittedDecember 2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2012-12-929en_US
dc.description.abstractBuilding technology to support students who must learn ethics and social issues is a difficult problem. In fact ethics and social issues is an example of an ill-defined domains, which typically are resistant to standard intelligent tutoring systems techniques. An analysis of current pedagogical tools for teaching Computer Science ethics and social issues using Bloom’s Taxonomy shows that the task needs tools for achieving Application, Evaluation and Creation educational goals. One promising approach which has the potential to achieve such goals is educational games. This paper explores a proof of concept educational game called Conundrum. This serious game provides three ways for learners to interact with it, each supporting a level of Bloom’s Taxonomy. An experiment was run in a Computer Science ethics and social issues class showing promising results that the design of Conundrum led to students achieving Application, Evaluation and Creation goals. A multidimensional student model was also developed to aid instructors and learners understand their progress. The experiment showed that the design of Conundrum did have some good aspects but leaves a lot of future work to maximize its potential.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectSerious Gamesen_US
dc.subjectEthicsen_US
dc.subjectSocial Issuesen_US
dc.subjectBloom’s Taxonomyen_US
dc.subjectIll-defined domainen_US
dc.subjectGameen_US
dc.titleConundrum: A Serious Game Informed by Bloom's Taxonomy for Teaching Ethics and Social Issuesen_US
thesis.degree.departmentComputer Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSchwier, Richard A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStanley, Kevin G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberVassileva, Julitaen_US


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