CSI Web Adventures: Challenges and Outcomes of Building a Companion Forensics E-Learning Environment to Accompany a Museum Exhibit
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Miller, L., Klisch, Y. & Walter, C. (2010). CSI Web Adventures: Challenges and Outcomes of Building a Companion Forensics E-Learning Environment to Accompany a Museum Exhibit. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2010 (pp. 223-230). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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How can an online web adventure game format be used to teach substantive forensic science, made popular by the CSI television series and a current traveling museum exhibit? The recently created companion web site (http://forensics.rice.edu), funded by the National Science Foundation, uses virtual experiments, role-play and problem-based learning to convey deeper understanding and reverse misconceptions about forensic science to heterogeneous audiences. The challenges, benefits, and results of designing and using an game-based approach are described.
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