Interdisciplinary Game Design Project and Study
Three US-based schools were offered the opportunity to participate in the Jewish Interactive Interdisciplinary Game Design Project (IGDP) and Study. The three participating schools were San Diego Jewish Academy, Soille Hebrew Day School and the Kellman Brown Academy.
There were two aims for the study:
- Does Ji Tap increase knowledge, understanding and engagement in Jewish Studies?
- Can Ji Tap serve as a model for expanding the breadth and depth of Jewish Studies through interdisciplinary collaboration?
The conclusion was that Ji Tap is an innovative gamification program that has much potential to help in Judaics, STEM subjects, and general learning at elementary and middle school. Most of the quantitative responses about it were positive, whether by adults or children, as shown by the pie chart analysis. The adults and children who participated in this dry run of using Ji Tap for interdisciplinary use made many qualitative suggestions to improve Ji Tap, too.
To see the games created from this project, download the Ji Tap app on your iPad and search “IGDP” and “KBA” and play the Chanukah-themed games.