Share Paper: Digital literacies and 21st century skills: The students’ game design and development experience

  1. Cesar C. Navarrete, University of Texas at Austin, United States
Thursday, June 26 4:00-4:30 PM B3116

Abstract: This study offers insight into the learning and teaching implications of an open-ended, project-based, learning environment that involves digital literacy development. In a study of digital game creation technology classes, with middle school student, interviews and 21st Century Skill survey offer evidence toward understanding emerging constructs of creative and innovative thinking; communication and collaboration; and critical thinking and problem solving as examined in the game design and programming environment. Findings suggest that creative and innovative thinking is a critical construct in game design and development learning that supports digital literacy development. Digital literacy, in relation to game design and programming ...