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Pixel Art Academy: An adventure game for self-directed learning

Project by 
Matej Jan
Project Year 
2016

The Internet is home to unprecedented amounts of learning resources, yet few follow through with aspirations to learn from them. How might we empower learners with skills for self-directed learning? Pixel Art Academy explores this challenge in a video game adventure where participants lead a virtual student through their education at a virtual art school. By learning alongside and coaching a virtual student, players learn and practice self-regulation strategies, empowering them to build their own way to mastering the creation of artwork.