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MOOSE Crossing

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MOOSE Crossing

MOOSE Crossing
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Developer(s) Amy S. Bruckman
Engine MOO
Platform(s) Windows, Macintosh
Release date(s) 1996
Genre(s) Educational MUD
Mode(s) Multiplayer
Distribution Online

MOOSE Crossing was an educational MOO (a type of MUD, a text-based virtual world) developed by Amy S. Bruckman in 1996 as her doctoral dissertation work.[1] It employed a constructionist learning pedagogical approach and was designed for teaching children 9 to 13 years of age.[2] Bruckman's work on MOOSE Crossing and MediaMOO was called "the most notable MOO research in education".[3] The MOO closed in 2007 after 11 years online.[4]

MOOSE Crossing used specialized client software, called MacMOOSE for the Macintosh version and WinMOOSE for the Windows version.[2]


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  2. ^ a b De Cicco, Eta; Farmer, Mike; Hargrave, Claire (1999). Activities for Using the Internet in Primary School. Routledge.  
  3. ^ "1999 Young Innovator: Amy Bruckman".  
  4. ^ "MOOSECrossing". 2007-05-07. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 

External links

  • Official website
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