Rochelle (Shelley) Rodrigo

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IDW Action Project: $19,850


Learn-to-Learn (L2L) Game: Adding Learn-to-Write Modules for STEM Disciplines

Faculty are charged with the responsibility of teaching course content while fostering effective writing skills that lead to academic, professional, and civic success. Games can cultivate a low-risk setting that promotes experimentation, problem-solving strategies, and collaboration. To facilitate improved writing in the STEM disciplines, we are adding scaffolded writing activities to an existing digital gaming environment. The environment is customizable, allowing faculty to associate specific writing skills with relevant course projects all the while providing students with access to intrinsically motivating activities that integrate writing skills training with their written assignments.