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Learning the cell cycle with a game: Virtual experiments in cell biology

Panzoli, David and Cussat-Blanc, Sylvain and Pascalie, Jonathan and Disset, Jean and O'Rourke, Marvyn and Brichese, Laetitia and Lobjois, Valérie and Bonnafe, Elsa and Geret, Florence and Pons Lelardeux, Catherine and Ducommun, Bernard and Duthen, Yves Learning the cell cycle with a game: Virtual experiments in cell biology. (2017) In: 9th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications (VS-Games 2017), 6 September 2017 - 8 September 2017 (Athens, Greece).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/VS-GAMES.2017.8055810


Cell Cycle Learn (CCL) is a learning game designed for undergraduate students in Biology to learn common knowledge about the cell-division cycle along with practical skills related with setting up an experiment and the scientific method in general. In CCL, learners are guided through the process of formulating hypotheses, conducting virtual experiments and analysing the results in order to validate or invalidate the hypotheses. The game has been designed in the University of Toulouse and introduced last year as part of the curriculum of a cellular biology class. This paper presents early results of an evaluation of the game enabled by questionnaires filled by the participants and game data collected during the training sessions. The results demonstrate with examples that both types of data can be used to assess the game's utility.

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Additional Information:Thanks to IEEE editor. The definitive version is available at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org This papers appears in Proceedings of VS-Games 2017. Electronic ISBN: 978-1-5090-5812-9 Electronic ISSN: 2474-0489 The original PDF of the article can be found at: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8055810 Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Universitaire Champollion - INU (FRANCE)
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