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A quick look at the variety of serious games available for education.

A quick look at the variety of serious games available for education.

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  • 1. Add Learner Fun & Engagement with Serious Games Presented by Jordan Epp and Jeanette McKee Instructional Designers at CCDE March 19, 2010
  • 2. Serious Games What are Serious Games? A serious game is a game designed for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment Various Names: Edutainment, Game-based Learning, Serious Games, eGames, Exergaming, Advertainment, Militainment, Persuasive Games Purpose: Retention, realism, and relevancy Provides motivation through entertainment and interaction Common Example: Microsoft’s Flight Simulator
  • 3. Serious Games
    • Components:
    • Context
    • Rules
    • Objectives/purpose
    • Gaming principles
    • To further education and training
    What are Serious Games?
  • 4. Serious Games Varieties of Serious Games
    • 2D - Interactive PPT or Flash animation
      • Point and click, drag and drop
      • User input, some feedback
      • Simple to moderate interactivity
      • Jeopardy templates
      • Smart Board (hide and reveal)
      • Raptivity Flash Templates (250)
  • 5. Varieties of Serious Games Con’t
    • 2D Game Examples:
    • Smart Board Notebook Interactivities - ADDIE game
    • Jeopardy PPT Template
    • University of Saskatchewan - Pathology Games
    • Raptivity Flash Templates
    • McGill University - Social intelligence
      • www. mindhabits .com - Increase self-confidence,
      • reduce stress, improve positive thinking
    • Hot Potatoes - interactive multiple-choice,
      • short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword,
      • matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises
  • 6. Varieties of Serious Games Con’t
    • 3D Simulation Examples
    • Second Life, Boston - free; can create objects ,
    • avatars (3D representation of you in a
    • virtual world) www.secondlife.com
    • SAIT: SLAIT Robotics Lab, Television Studio
    • Quest Atlantis - multi-user environment to immerse
    • children, ages 9-16, in educational tasks
    • Virtual Heros - Healthcare, Federal, Commercial
    • Simulated environments
  • 7. Hands On with Hot Potatoes
    • Open “Hot Potatoes” from you’re desktop
    Let’s Build a Game
  • 8. For more information . . .
    • SaskInteractive http://www.saskinteractive.com
    • Serious Games Canada has been formed; home in Saskatchewan http://www.seriousgames.ca/