This paper describes an immersive 3D multimedia-learning environment, Alien Rescue, which uses a game-based learning approach to support students’ learning. The design of Alien Rescue
couples a real-world scientific inquiry process with a playful experience delivered through a 3D immersive, discovery, and sensory-rich approach to enhance motivation and support learning. We are pleased to present Motivating Students to Learn: Using A Game-Based Learning Approach: Gaming and Education Issue.
The author, Dr. Min Liu, is Professor in the Learning Technologies Program. Her teaching and research interests center on educational uses of new media and other emerging technologies, particularly
the impact of such technologies on teaching and learning; and the design of new media enriched interactive learning environments for learners at all age levels.