Game on : redesign of a teacher professional development platform for use with the serious game alien rescue
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This report explores the design and development process of a teacher professional development platform and digital teacher’s manual for use with the serious game Alien Rescue. It begins with a comprehensive overview of current best practices informing professional development, specifically for use with serious educational games and other educational technologies. The design considerations, methods, layout, and goals of the platform, called the Alien Rescue Teacher Portal (the Portal), are described. Evaluation methods and subsequent revisions made to the Portal are then detailed. Finally, overall evaluation of the process and product in light of best practices and future directions are discussed.