John’s Goals

My goals for this semester:

  1. To gain a broad survey-level understanding of the field of location-aware handheld games, and to create a brief review of this literature
  2. To differentiate the subtleties between, and to define, Augmented Reality, Hybrid Reality, Mixed Reality, and other related nomenclature
  3. To learn and be comfortable with the RiverCity Game editor, so I can quickly create and modify “customized” games.
  4. To figure out how to tie in, without drowning in, Social Computing, Pervasive/Continuous Computing, and other aspects inherent in the type of Augmented Reality gaming we are researching.
  5. To structure my research (find and understand a theoretical framework) in such a way as to understand and address the importance of place (social and geographic) in learning.

I suspect I have other goals that I just can’t think of right now, and suspect also that some of these will be modified as I learn more.

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