videogame created by the CyGaMEs project at the Center for Educational Technologies at Wheeling Jesuit University has earned top honors in the games and apps category of the International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge
2011 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Design and Development Best Practice Award for Selene: A Lunar Construction GaME
. The award recognizes "those individuals or groups that have designed exemplary instructional materials or systems," according to AECT. Read more...
Disney Research named the Selene
game and CyGaMEs research a finalist in its 2010 Learning Challenge Competition. The 15 finalists from an international pool of applicants have created engaging learning widgets that best harness the potential of digital technologies and children’s creativity to advance learning. The finalists delight, inspire, and reveal key learning concepts for children ages 7-11. Read more...
Dr. Virginia A. Diehl and Dr. Debbie Denise Reese won the 2009 Best in Traditional Research award for their presentation, "Preparing Students to Learn Intractable Science Concepts with Game-based Metaphor-Enhanced Instructional Design" at the 4th Annual Western Illinois University Faculty Research Symposium.
Dr. Jon Gurutz Rementería Sempé, mayor of Veracruz, Mexico, named CyGaMEs principal investigator and Center for Educational Technologies senior educational researcher Dr. Debbie Denise Reese a Distinguished Visitor for her participation in the 1st International Meeting on Evaluation for Mid-Higher Level Education and College Level Education. Over 350 educators, scholars, evaluators, academics, officials, and psychometricians attended the Sept 2008 event. Reese’s keynote talk explained how CyGaMEs' Selene: A Lunar Construction GaME
design and assessment opens the door to teaching and learning opportunity in networked education. Click here to view a PowerPoint photo gallery of the event.
2008 Outstanding Practice for Design and Development of Selene: A Lunar Construction GaME
. Awarded by the 2008 Outstanding Practice Committee of the Design and Development Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology to "those individuals or groups that have designed exemplary instructional materials or systems." Selene
won a semifinalist honor in the category of interactive media in the 2007 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Science Magazine
.Selene: A Lunar Construction GaME
was named "One of the Most Talked About" Serious Games at the GDC Serious Games Summit, 2006.
"The Serious Games Summit GDC spotlights the rapidly growing serious games industry that features the use of interactive games technology within non-entertainment sectors. The summit provides a forum for game developers and industry professionals to examine the future course of serious games development in areas such as education, government, health, military, science, corporate training, first responders, and social change" (http://www.gdconf.com/conference/summits.htm