Skills and Ideas Taught: Players will clearly identify vocabulary words in their career field, define and understand them, and enhance their skill with them.
Goal or Challenge: The goal of these games is to provide the player an approachable opportunity to practice vocabulary contained in the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Glossary.
Primary Audience: Entry-level Government acquisition personnel.
Assessment Approach: Points in the game are recorded as an ability score. As ability increases the player’s skill level increases as well.
Description: The Vocabulary Challenge series of games covers vocabulary from five areas of DAU’s curriculum including acquisition, logistics, business cost & finance, systems engineering and contracting. Each quiz game provides a fast paced drill and practice environment in which a student’s ability is displayed as well as constant rewards for doing well that include celebrations, score, score multipliers, and a gauge of current skill.
Game Engine: Adobe Flash
Operating System: Windows (Browser-based)
Platform: Personal computer
Special Hardware: None