magazén International Journal for Digital and Public Humanities

Journal | magazén
Monographic journal issue | 2 | 1 | 2021
Research Article | The Use of Serious Games as an Educational and Dissemination Tool for Archaeological Heritage

The Use of Serious Games as an Educational and Dissemination Tool for Archaeological Heritage

Abstract

In the last decades, digital technologies have pervaded every aspect of the production of archaeological knowledge and they have been massively used to communicate the past. This contribution analyses the potential and benefits of serious games as they appear a promising tool for engaging the users in active learning of cultural contents, for attracting new audiences and promoting knowledge and awareness around archaeological heritage. Moreover, the need for multidisciplinary collaborations between archaeologists and developers and the necessity of assessment studies on learning levels to implement their effectiveness will be highlighted.


Open access | Peer reviewed

Submitted: Jan. 13, 2021 | Accepted: May 5, 2021 | Published June 30, 2021 | Language: en

Keywords Game-based learningEdutainmentSerious gamesHeritage enhancementPublic engagementArchaeologyDigital technologies

Subtags Technology Modelling Audio-visual data 3d data Environment Geo-referenced data Monuments Visualisation Participation Born digital artefacts


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