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Online Games For Business

  1. 1. Online Games for Teaching Business Concepts and Ideas Karl M. Kapp, Ed.D.
  2. 3. www.karlkapp.blogspot.com
  3. 5. Lazy Wasting Time Rotting Brain Anti- Social
  4. 6. Kids ages 8-10 play video games for about one hour every day. Digital divisions. Report by the Pew /Internet: Pew Internet & American Life . US Department of Commerce 87% of 8- to 17-year old children play video games at home. Male teenagers play 13 hours of console video games a week .
  5. 7. 70 percent of the players of The Sims are women under age 25 Unfortunately, this game highlights a sexist stereotype So does this game And this one Hottest selling kid’s PC game from May 2004 to July 2006 was Princess Fashion Boutique
  6. 8. Females play 5 hours a week of console games. They make up the majority of PC gamers at 63%. Almost 43% of the gamers are female and 26% of those females are over 18.
  7. 9. Gamer 1.0 4 2 3
  8. 10. Gamer 1.0 4 3 Where is my opponent going to go next? In what direction should I try to move the ball? How will the ball bounce off the wall?
  9. 11. Gamer 2.0
  10. 12. Gamer 2.0 Should I shoot the aliens on the end or in the middle or all the bottom aliens first? How long do I have to shoot before an alien shoots at me? What is the pattern these aliens are following?
  11. 14. What actions should I take based on this information?
  12. 17. Gamer 3.0
  13. 19. Gamer 3.0 Where do I explore first? What activities are of the most value? What must I do to achieve my goal?
  14. 20. What variables do I balance to keep my person happy? How should I manage my time?
  15. 21. Gamer 4.0
  16. 22. Gamer 4.0 What activities give me the most return for my efforts? Can I trust this person who wants to team with me to accomplish a goal?
  17. 23. What can we create together?
  18. 24. 254 Institutions of Higher Ed in 37 states have game programs 80% of parents play video games with their children and 2/3 of gamer parents feel playing games brought their families closer In 2009, 25% of Americans over the age of 50 play video games, an increase from 9% in 1999
  19. 25. Got Game: John Beck and Mitchell Wade (2004) Problem Solvers Confident Resilient Multi- tasking Informal Learners Social
  20. 26. <ul><li>- Realistic simulators for contemporary </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Training </li></ul><ul><li>- Integrate these games into leadership development </li></ul><ul><li>programs </li></ul><ul><li>- Attempt various leadership structures </li></ul><ul><li>Employees may make hundreds of leadership </li></ul><ul><li>decision an hour in a game </li></ul>Leadership’s Online Labs Harvard Business Review, May 2008
  21. 30. Defense Intelligent Agency Training
  22. 31. America’s Army
  23. 33. Pharmaceutical Sales Simulation Training
  24. 34. Games/Resources <ul><li>Hotshot Business </li></ul><ul><li>Design a Cell Phone </li></ul><ul><li>Energyville </li></ul><ul><li>WISC-Online </li></ul><ul><li>Planet Orange </li></ul><ul><li>Brainpop </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Player </li></ul><ul><li>Common Craft </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber-Budget </li></ul><ul><li>JA Titan ProtoSphere </li></ul>
  25. 54. Games <ul><li>Teach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decision Making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Considering Variables </li></ul></ul>So go play a game this weekend!
  26. 55. Questions and Resources <ul><li>www.karlkapp.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommended books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Samples and Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Email: karlkapp@gmail.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://karlkapp.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.gadgetsgamesandgizmos.com </li></ul>
  27. 56. <ul><li>www.hotshotbusiness.com </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.industryplayer.com / </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-10-free-online-tycoon-games-you-should-play/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.coffeetycoon.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nowboarding.us/play.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cyber-budget.fr/ </li></ul>

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