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Introduction to the Serious Games Institute


This was a BAFTA boardroom briefing as part of the Learning and development Conference

This was a BAFTA boardroom briefing as part of the Learning and development Conference

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  • 1. The Immersive Technologies of Serious Games and Virtual Worlds David Wortley FRSA
  • 2. Serious Games Institute (SGI) “An international centre of excellence for the application of immersive technologies to serious social and economic issues”
  • 3. Immersive Technologies Games Virtual Worlds Social Networks Immersive Technologies engage our hearts, minds and wallets
  • 4. SGI Areas of Interest Education Health Environment Smart Buildings Relationships Interface Technology Innovation & Enterprise
  • 5. Games
  • 6. Serious Games
  • 7. Virtual Worlds 24hr Global Virtual Conference in 3 time zones
  • 8. Social Networks
  • 9. Serious Social Networks Artificial Intelligence, Geo-location, profiling
  • 10. New Devices Motion / Voice Controllers
  • 11. New Ways of Learning
  • 12. Watch, Copy, Feedback, Learn Immersive Technologies changing the face of Learning
  • 13. Digital Natives Digital Media is changing our capabilities and attitudes
  • 14. The Multi-Tasking Generation There is medical evidence to indicate that the brains of young people are becoming increasingly “hard-wired” for multi-tasking - making them able to handle (and expect) multiple simultaneous information sources and to make judgements on which sources to give attention to. How can/should society respond to this ?
  • 15. Student vs Teacher  Student  Generation Y  Portfolio Career  Digital Native  Technophile (“Tech Savvy”)  “Multi-tasker”/task switcher  “Connected”  Mobile  Short attention span  Learner as “Producer”  Collaborative Learning  Distributed/Distance/ Mobile Learning Hanlan & Swift, 2007 Teacher Baby Boomer Company Man/Woman Digital Immigrant Technophobe? Serial-tasker? Stand alone technology Static (“Cinemascope”) Long attention span? Learner as “Consumer” Individual Learning Centralized Learning