At the Center for Educational Technologies we believe games can prepare people with just the right knowledge to be successful at learning. Through a grant from the National Science Foundation, we conduct research to see if this is true. Our research project, CyGaMEs
, uses the Selene
game to introduce players ages 9-18 (previously 13-18) to concepts about the Moon's geology. Researchers track players' gameplay to study how Selene helps players to learn about the geology of the Moon.Selene
recruiters are approved adults who invite youth to join the Selene
game player community. They also speak with parents and guardians to verify player age and permission to play Selene
On this page you will find:
Here's what you need to do to become a recruiter:
- Schedule a recruiter orientation.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggest the times and days of the week you are available for our telephone call between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern.*(IMPORTANT: INCLUDE YOUR TIME ZONE.) List your contact information: first and last name, e-mail address, and phone number. We will e-mail you a date and time for your recruiter orientation. If you are located outside the United States, we will conduct your orientation as a webinar.
* GMT Conversions
Eastern Standard Time = GMT - 5.
Eastern Daylight Time (second Sunday in March, 2 AM - first Sunday in November, 2 AM) = GMT - 4.
- Complete recruiter orientation.
All interested adults must complete orientation to register as a recruiter. During orientation the CyGaMEs recruiter coordinator will describe the CyGaMEs research protocols and answer your questions. If you agree to research protocols, the coordinator will register you as a recruiter. Selene@cet.edu will e-mail a Recruiter Welcome Message containing directions for accessing your recruiter site.
Once you're registered as a recruiter, here's how you grant access to players:
- Obtain informed consent.
Distribute Selene informed consent [en español] to parent/guardian and obtain permission for child to play Selene and participate in the research project.
- Obtain access code.
Follow directions in your Recruiter Welcome Message to log on to the recruiter site. Request player access codes from the recruiter site. The site will immediately display your player access codes. Save them for your records. Assign one access code to each eligible player. Record assignment for your records.
- Grant access to player.
Prepare a Player Information Form for each eligible player (contains game URL, your email address, and access code). Distribute one Player Information Form to each eligible player.