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Selene: a lunar construction game

Selene Videogame Gets Showcase Spot at Conference

Date Posted: Wed May 2 2007

Selene, a new lunar science online game being created through the NASA-sponsored Classroom of the Future at the Center for Educational Technologies®, will be showcased at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology annual conference.

The Design and Development Showcase at the 2007 conference invites practitioners as well as faculty and students to showcase innovative training and educational programs that are grounded in theory and research. Programs selected for the showcase will be eligible for awards. Only 40 percent of the proposals submitted were selected for the showcase.

The conference will be held Oct. 23-27 in Anaheim, CA. In addition, Selene is the focus of a 30-minute workshop that's already been accepted for the conference. Dr. Debbie Denise Reese, senior educational researcher at the Classroom of the Future™ and leader of the Selene project, will recount the efforts of the Classroom of the Future to design the Selene videogame for NASA this year. The lunar science online game was funded by NASA as part of an investigation into how students can best learn NASA science through videogames. She'll focus on the concept of flow, when learners reach a "learning zone" during their gameplay.