Exploring the Potential of a Game Implementation
Alice Mitchell and Kris Popat
m-Portal is Ultralab’s contribution to m-Learning, a 3-year
pan-European project funded under the EU IST Programme. m-Learning
addresses literacy and numeracy skills needs of disadvantaged young
m-Portal forms the interface layer to the m-Learning system: a
learner management system, a virtual tutor and skills-based learning
materials. Our aim is a user-friendly portal layer that is powerful,
empowering and engages the learner.
Findings from field research with target audiences led us to investigate
the outreach potential and possible learning gains of mobile games.
There are strong indications that a role-play game implementation
of m-Portal would be a valuable future development.
Keywords: mobile role-play games, learning