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Master of Science (MS)
Computer and Information Technology
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This paper presents the MAEGUS serious game and a study to determine its efficacy as a pedagogical tool. The MAEGUS serious game teaches sustainable energy concepts through gameplay simulating wind turbines and solar arrays. Players take the role of an energy manager for a city and use realistic data and information visualizations to learn the physical factors of wind and solar energy generation. The MAEGUS serious game study compares game assisted learning to a more traditional teaching method such as reading material in a crossover study, the results of which can inform future serious game development for educational purposes.
Nataraja, Kavin Muhilan, "M.A.E.G.U.S: MEASURING ALTERNATE ENERGY GENERATION VIA UNITY SIMULATION" (2014). Open Access Theses. 227.