eMadrid Members Develop a Video Game to Bring the Theater to High School Students

The research group e-UCM from Complutense University of Madrid, included in the eMadrid Network, has developed a video game that recreates the play La Dama Boba (Lope de Vega) and allows players to play as one of the characters. These actions are included within the project " e-Learning a escena” which main motivation the teaching of classical theater to high school students of the Community of Madrid.

This game has been evaluated in a real environment for which it has been tested with more than 700 young people from 8 schools. According to its creators, the results are fully satisfactory, both in learning about the specific work and in the desire of the students go to the theater after playing. After finishing the experiment, the game will be distributed freely to allow its use by educators and other interested persons.

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