Profile: Creature 101

Title Creature 101
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Sponsor/Producer National Institutes of Health
Developer Stottler Henke
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Company Description Founded in 1988, Stottler Henke Associates, Inc. creates and applies artificial intelligence and other advanced software technologies to solve problems that defy solution using traditional approaches. Stottler Henke combines its broad artificial intelligence expertise and technologies with skills in expert knowledge elicitation, requirements analysis, software and database design and implementation, data analysis and visualization, and user interface design to deliver innovative software solutions for education and training, planning and scheduling, knowledge management and discovery, decision support, and computer security and reliability.
Description is a website created in partnership with Teachers College Columbia University. Its goal is to promote behavior change in 9-12 year olds, or "tweens", based on a proven school health curriculum. The website features a virtual "Tween World" of creatures, social networking, and Flash-based games with educational content. After learning about healthy foods and how to make informed decisions, tweens are encouraged to change their dieting and physical activity habits with the website tracking their progress. Currently in summative evaluation.
Categories/Folksonomy Games for Health
Lead Designer Dan Fu
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Lead Artist / Video
Demo Available
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Link(s) to Support Material
Platform(s) PC, Mac
Customizable (1 to 10)
Special Hardware No
Toolkit/Language used Various
Year Designed 2010
LMS Integration/ SCORM No
Skill Level (Corporate/Military/Government)/Grade Level (Academic) Academic, Middle school
Student time 2-3 hours
Available ([O]pen / [R]estricted by Organization / [N]o longer Available O
Single player/Multiplayer Single
Category: Serious Game

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