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Title: Dr Math gets MUDDY: the "dirt" on how to attract teenagers to Mathematics and Science by using multi-user dungeon games over Mxit on cell phones
Authors: Butgereit, L
Leonard, B
Le Roux, C
Rama, H
De Sousa, M
Naidoo, L
Keywords: Dr Math
Mxit
Multi-user dungeon games
Mathematics
Science education
Instant messaging
IST Africa 2010
Issue Date: May-2010
Publisher: The authors
Citation: Butgereit, L, Leonard, B, Le Roux, C et al. 2010. Dr Math gets MUDDY: the "dirt" on how to attract teenagers to mathematics and science by using multi-user dungeon games over Mxit on cell phones. IST Africa 2010, Durban, South Africa, 19-21 May 2010, pp 9
Abstract: The current group of teenagers has been called many things – some of the terms unprintable in respectable publications. However terms such as the “thumb tribe” (because they can type faster on their cell phones with their thumbs than adults can type on a keyboard using ten fingers) and “gamers” (because they play computer games for hours, and even days, at a time) are indicative of the close relationship teenagers have with their cell phones and computers. This paper explores a project where multi-user dungeon games (MUDs) with a science and mathematical twist were deployed using Mxit (a popular instant messaging system in South Africa) on cell phones to encourage teenagers to learn more about math and science to practice math and science skills
Description: IST Africa 2010, Durban, South Africa, 19-21 May 2010
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4085
www.IST-Africa.org/Conference2010
ISBN: 978-1-905824-15-1
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ICT in education, youth, gender
General science, engineering & technology

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