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Centers

Quest Atlantis Centers are designed to support the creation of a collaborative community. Each partnering center has available computers and volunteers to work with kids as they complete Quest Atlantis challenges. While housed in different locations (elementary schools, the Boys and Girls Clubs, the Childrens Museum, Educational Resource Centers at neighborhood malls), the central environment of each center is the computer laboratory.

The computer laboratory provides the physical and social space in
which the kids and volunteers come together to work on Quest Atlantis. Each center laboratory, while having its own unique look, will have a set of common structures that provide the foundation for the overall experience. When children join a particular land they become citizens of the Center through which they are registered, as well as the Quest Atlantis networked-community more generally.

While Quest Atlantis users must come to centers to register to
participate and to record completed challenges (for security reasons), the power of the local centers is the face-to-face community and the available mentors. It is here that students will work with other peers and with mentors (pre-service teachers, local staff, and community volunteers). While initially the pre-service teachers and other community volunteers will serve as Quest Atlantis Assistants, children who work their way through all the lands and reach Atlantis will also have the option of becoming an assistant and helping other children through the challenges.

Current Centers

USA: University Elementary USA: Parkview Elementary USA: Bloom BG Club
USA: Indiana University USA: University of Miami AUS: Queensland University
AUS: Sacred Heart Primary AUS: Holy Name Primary AUS: The Kuluin School
AUS: St Aidans AGS AUS: Mountain Creek SS AUS: All Saints College
AUS: Peakhurst Primary AUS: St Jos. Gregory AUS: Kippa-Ring SS
AUS: St Peters    

Quest Atlantis is housed at the CRLT
This material is based upon work supported by the
National Science Foundation Grant # 0092831.


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