AquaGuardians - A Tutorial-based Education Game for Population Engagement in Water Management

Marcelo Alves de Barros, Valéria Andrade, José Antão Beltrão Moura, José Irivaldo Alves Oliveira Silva, Hugo Morais de Alcântara, Fátima Vieira, Sandra Carla Pereira Barbosa, Arimarques Gonçalves, Gabriel Cintra Alves da Costa, Francisco Edeverton de Almeida Júnior, Rafaela Lacerda Araújo, Igor Matheus Castor Diniz Pinheiro, Diego Silva Patrício, Yggo Ramos de Farias Aires, Sophie Naviner

Abstract

Water management has mainly been dealt with by research institutions and governments with little engagement from schools, teachers and the population at large. This paper describes AQUAGUARDIANS (AG), an alternate reality, serious game for tutored education. The game offers a cultural environment to engage communities and, hopefully, crowds in water management by means of multimedia reading and writing experiences in virtual-real world scenarios. AG combines: a) gamified entertainment experiences; b) artistic production ‘coopetitions’ of individual or collective cultural representations of water by multimedia communications; and, c) effective actions to save, preserve and monitor community water resources. Applications of AG in two cities suffering from severe water crises in Northeastern Brazil provide preliminary evidence the game improves (learning and water management) success indicators defined by schools and water management agencies.

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Alves de Barros M., Andrade V., Antão Beltrão Moura J., Irivaldo Alves Oliveira Silva J., Morais de Alcântara H., Vieira F., Carla Pereira Barbosa S., Gonçalves A., Cintra Alves da Costa G., Edeverton de Almeida Júnior F., Araújo R., Matheus Castor Diniz Pinheiro I., Silva Patrício D., Ramos de Farias Aires Y. and Naviner S. (2017). AquaGuardians - A Tutorial-based Education Game for Population Engagement in Water Management . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-240-0, pages 146-153. DOI: 10.5220/0006330801460153


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@conference{csedu17,
author={Marcelo Alves de Barros and Valéria Andrade and José Antão Beltrão Moura and José Irivaldo Alves Oliveira Silva and Hugo Morais de Alcântara and Fátima Vieira and Sandra Carla Pereira Barbosa and Arimarques Gonçalves and Gabriel Cintra Alves da Costa and Francisco Edeverton de Almeida Júnior and Rafaela Lacerda Araújo and Igor Matheus Castor Diniz Pinheiro and Diego Silva Patrício and Yggo Ramos de Farias Aires and Sophie Naviner},
title={AquaGuardians - A Tutorial-based Education Game for Population Engagement in Water Management},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2017},
pages={146-153},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006330801460153},
isbn={978-989-758-240-0},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - AquaGuardians - A Tutorial-based Education Game for Population Engagement in Water Management
SN - 978-989-758-240-0
AU - Alves de Barros M.
AU - Andrade V.
AU - Antão Beltrão Moura J.
AU - Irivaldo Alves Oliveira Silva J.
AU - Morais de Alcântara H.
AU - Vieira F.
AU - Carla Pereira Barbosa S.
AU - Gonçalves A.
AU - Cintra Alves da Costa G.
AU - Edeverton de Almeida Júnior F.
AU - Araújo R.
AU - Matheus Castor Diniz Pinheiro I.
AU - Silva Patrício D.
AU - Ramos de Farias Aires Y.
AU - Naviner S.
PY - 2017
SP - 146
EP - 153
DO - 10.5220/0006330801460153