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Paper: Building Worlds and Learning Astronomy on Facebook Part III: Testing, Launch, and Evaluation
Volume: 500, Celebrating Science: Putting Education Best Practices to Work
Page: 187
Authors: Harold, J.; Hines, D.; Vidugiris, E.; Goldman, K. H.
Abstract: James Harold (SSI), Dean Hines (STScI/SSI) and a team at the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute are developing Starchitect, an end-to-end stellar and planetary evolution game for the Facebook platform. Supported by NSF and NASA, and based in part on a prototype presented at ASP several years ago, Starchitect uses the “sporadic play” model of games such as Farmville, where players might only take actions a few times a day, but may continue playing for months. This paper is an update to a presentation at last year's ASP conference.
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