Design of a Social Media Simulator as a Serious Game for a Media Literacy Course in Japan

Marcos Maekawa, Leandro Hundzinski, Sena Chandrahera, Shota Tajima, Shoko Nakai, Yoko Miyazaki, Keiko Okawa

Abstract

This paper introduces the initial phase of the design process of a simulator about information sharing in social media for educational settings. This online tool mimics real-world social media services and provides a playful learning experience. Players evaluate online information, make decisions to share or not the information, and as a result, gain or lose followers. Students can access other players’ statistics and analyze references such as expert’s opinions to support their decision-making. Through this experience, students are expected to exercise and reflect on their online social media behavior and become smart consumers and responsible creators of online information. The preliminary findings reveal a glance of social media sharing behavior among university students in Japan and clues for measuring the learning effects and the engagement for this sort of practice. Results from this research are expected to contribute to digital media literacy education and serious game design domains.

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Maekawa M., Hundzinski L., Chandrahera S., Tajima S., Nakai S., Miyazaki Y. and Okawa K. (2021). Design of a Social Media Simulator as a Serious Game for a Media Literacy Course in Japan. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-502-9, pages 392-399. DOI: 10.5220/0010499903920399


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu21,
author={Marcos Maekawa and Leandro Hundzinski and Sena Chandrahera and Shota Tajima and Shoko Nakai and Yoko Miyazaki and Keiko Okawa},
title={Design of a Social Media Simulator as a Serious Game for a Media Literacy Course in Japan},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2021},
pages={392-399},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010499903920399},
isbn={978-989-758-502-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Design of a Social Media Simulator as a Serious Game for a Media Literacy Course in Japan
SN - 978-989-758-502-9
AU - Maekawa M.
AU - Hundzinski L.
AU - Chandrahera S.
AU - Tajima S.
AU - Nakai S.
AU - Miyazaki Y.
AU - Okawa K.
PY - 2021
SP - 392
EP - 399
DO - 10.5220/0010499903920399