Journal of Undergraduate Research


Arabic learners, game design and development, Arabic course


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The goals of this project were to bring students from various disciplines across campus to create a digital game for beginning Arabic learners. The initial expectation of the project was to implement the game in an Arabic 101 classroom on BYU campus and evaluate it for further development. An initial conceptual prototype was evaluated in a summer Arabic course (Star Talk Arabic Language Camp). Due to changes in client expectations, an advanced prototype of the game was then created for online users. Dr. Rich worked with Matthew Bird, an IP&T doctoral student, who in turn mentored students in several disciplines on the game design and development. Many challenges were anticipated and resolved throughout the project, ultimately resulting in an advanced prototype that was presented to the client as a proof-of-concept.

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