This paper presents an online educational game called “SQL Planet” – based on the concept of text-mode adventures with storyline, storytelling, and characters. The peculiarity of this game, however, is that the player controls his character only through commands in Structured Query Language (SQL). All commands required to progress in the game are initially presented, so no prior SQL knowledge is required.
SQL teaching; Online game; IT education
This article presents the concept of game design for a game with educational objectives for teaching and learning concepts and practices useful in scientific methodology. The game is inspired by the board game Snakes and Ladders, but adapted with additional features to make it focused on scientific methodology. In addition, the game will be dependent on skill and judgment rather than luck and randomness. We hope that through this game students will be able to learn the essential components for good research.
Educational mobile game; Methodology scientific; Game-based learning.
This article presents the process of developing an educational digital game, aimed at students graduating from undergraduate courses, who face several problems in the classroom, mainly caused by the individualities of each student, whether resulting from different cognitive levels. even psychological problems. The player will follow the narrative of a newly formed teacher who will have to administer his classes, test his technical knowledge and mediate conflicts, with gameplay inspired by the RPG genre.
Educational game, Role playing, Teaching.
This article aims at investigating two different methodologies to forecast time series of river flows. Models originated from Box & Jenkins method, as well as models based on artificial neural networks technique have been constructed. The proposed models were used in order to forecast future values of the historical series of Rio Grande’s natural flows. The time series data have been collected from the stream gauge station of Madre de Deus de Minas, MG. Afterwards, a comparative analysis between both techniques used at the prognostication of time series has been done. The results obtained from the comparison have shown that each methodology can be adequately adjusted to the set of studied observations; however, each technique has advantages and disadvantage.