USING CASUAL GAMES AND ONTOLOGIES TO TRAIN UNSKILLED WORKERS - An Experience with the FoodWeb2.0 Platform

Nils Malzahn, Sabrina Ziebarth, H. Ulrich Hoppe

Abstract

Training and continuing education in and for the food industry face the challenge of reaching and motivating workers without or with only a low level of formal qualification. In the FoodWeb2.0 project a platform with specific support for training opportunities and selected Web2.0 enabled courses has been established. This paper reports on first results of a Web2.0 course conducted on the platform and elaborates on the usage of a casual game for training knowledge on food safety and hazardous material regulations. Since the tentative results show that the students are motivated to influence the content of a course by commenting provided material, we designed the casual game in such a way that it can be used in two modes: as a learning game and as an interactive mechanism for ontology enrichment. Our evaluation at a private professional training academy has shown promising results.

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Malzahn N., Ziebarth S. and Hoppe H. (2012). USING CASUAL GAMES AND ONTOLOGIES TO TRAIN UNSKILLED WORKERS - An Experience with the FoodWeb2.0 Platform . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: SGoCSL, (CSEDU 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-07-5, pages 531-537. DOI: 10.5220/0003914605310537


in Bibtex Style

@conference{sgocsl12,
author={Nils Malzahn and Sabrina Ziebarth and H. Ulrich Hoppe},
title={USING CASUAL GAMES AND ONTOLOGIES TO TRAIN UNSKILLED WORKERS - An Experience with the FoodWeb2.0 Platform},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: SGoCSL, (CSEDU 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={531-537},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003914605310537},
isbn={978-989-8565-07-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: SGoCSL, (CSEDU 2012)
TI - USING CASUAL GAMES AND ONTOLOGIES TO TRAIN UNSKILLED WORKERS - An Experience with the FoodWeb2.0 Platform
SN - 978-989-8565-07-5
AU - Malzahn N.
AU - Ziebarth S.
AU - Hoppe H.
PY - 2012
SP - 531
EP - 537
DO - 10.5220/0003914605310537