How a Computer Game Helps High School Students Prepare for University

The transition can be tough, especially for students with learning disabilities. A computer game makes the leap from high school to university a little easier with a fun, personalised learning experience.

Videography by Haley Martin

Researchers from the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education and Department of Computer Science are collaborating on a video game that helps high school students transition to university. The game has storytelling and a retro vibe that takes students through a series of modules. They’ll learn about themselves and their learning needs while building skills and gaining confidence to advocate for themselves. Early versions of the game are focussed on helping students with learning disabilities and ADHD. The ultimate goal is to share it with all high school students entering university.

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