Evaluation of Life and Death in the Age of Malaria
Awardee: Linda Baumann, Laurie Hartjes*
Team Members: Les Howles, Dan LaValley, Rica Dieterle, Jasun Carr
In Spring 2007, Dr. Linda Baumann and Laurie Hartjes received an Engage Innovation Award to explore and evaluate the use of a game to educate study abroad students of the serious consequences of malaria infection through an Engaging to Learn: Simulations and Games grant. Baumann and Hartjes were seeking a way for students to practice the complex decision-making processes involved in adhering to malaria risk reduction behaviors. In the game, players manage virtual students who are traveling to malaria endemic locations and face a variety of travel dilemmas.