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Honing information literacy through game-based mobile learning

Crafted the instructional plan proposal

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  • Student
  • Instructional designer

Tell us about your idea

This game-based, mobile learning initiative invites learners to come into the world of Crisostomo Ibarra and help him uncover the secrets of his town. Based on Jose Rizal’s novel, Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not), Kanser ng Lipunan discusses the context of the Philippines during the Spanish colonization era while connecting the main themes of the novel to the context of our times today. It is armed with features and learning tasks including word chests, message/voice chat function, and forums that aim to help learners fulfill three instructional objectives, namely:

          a. practice the basics of media literacy

          b. compare the issues of today with the issues of the Spanish colonial period

              c. explain opinions on the themes presented in the novel 

What part(s) of the pre-COVID school system do you wish to leave in the past? Why?

The rote-learning influenced assessments and teacher-focused classroom environment should be left in the past. We must let students learn from various multimedia sources, from each other, and from their own self-assessment. To do this, we must coach them in honing the necessary skills as they become independent, critical-thinkers in a knowledge-sharing community.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.

I'm a graduating instructional design college student this year, I've always been interested in developing education technology that touches on assistive technology, distance education, and health education. Anyway, this idea came from a course requirement. Seeing as how education is changng during these times, I thought that this proposal might help spark someone or anything in developing a distance educ tech that does not add unnecessary anxiety to students. 

What region are you located in?

  • South-eastern Asia

Where are you located?

Makati City, Philippines. It is in the national capital region (NCR) where an enhanced community quarantine and lockdowns are being implemented.

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Hi Chelsea,

I am wondering if you could give specific description of the experience that a learner would have with your app. I am not familiar with the novel you mention so I am wondering if the user plays the role of the main character or follows the character through challenges. How does the learner participate?

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