Collateral Learning:
Online Games for
21st Century Skills


 Lisa Galarneau
 Ph.D. Candidate
 The University of Waikato
 N...
The future
   seldom
   looks like
   we expect
   it to…




Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills   ...
Or hope…




Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills   GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills   GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
The future is
   often
   imagined
   within existing
   paradigms…




Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century...
Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills   GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills   GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
And yes, the
       future is
       written in the
       present…




Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century...
But hints
   often come
   from
   surprising
   corners…

   Pop culture…



Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st C...
Sub-culture…




Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills   GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
Technological
   innovations…




Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills   GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
Early
   adoption…




Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills   GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
Apparently
   bad ideas…




Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills   GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
Perhaps just
   before their
   time…




Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills   GDC 2006 Serious Gam...
So what does
   our present
   say about our
   future?




Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills   GD...
Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills   GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
We most
   often learn
   without
   meaning to…




Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills   GDC 2006 ...
Social play is
                                                            particularly
                                  ...
Even single
   player games
   are often
   played
   cooperatively




Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century...
Because
   games have
   always been
   primarily
   social…




Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills...
Can games
   help us develop
   so-called 21st
   century skills?                                   Soft skills, emotional...
Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills   GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
Virtual
Worlds…




Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills   GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills   GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
Dede’s critical skills
How can
online games
facilitate 21st                                   Manage information
century s...
Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills   GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills   GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills   GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
Will online games/virtual
                                                  worlds become
                                ...
Galarneau, Lisa and Melanie Zibit. (In
                                                Press)
                            ...
QUESTIONS?




                        Vintage Images from Tales of Future Past: http://davidszondy.com

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  1. 1. Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills Lisa Galarneau Ph.D. Candidate The University of Waikato New Zealand lisa@socialstudygames.com
  2. 2. The future seldom looks like we expect it to… Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  3. 3. Or hope… Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  4. 4. Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  5. 5. The future is often imagined within existing paradigms… Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  6. 6. Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  7. 7. Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  8. 8. And yes, the future is written in the present… Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  9. 9. But hints often come from surprising corners… Pop culture… Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  10. 10. Sub-culture… Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  11. 11. Technological innovations… Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  12. 12. Early adoption… Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  13. 13. Apparently bad ideas… Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  14. 14. Perhaps just before their time… Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  15. 15. So what does our present say about our future? Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  16. 16. Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  17. 17. We most often learn without meaning to… Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  18. 18. Social play is particularly good for learning… Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  19. 19. Even single player games are often played cooperatively Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  20. 20. Because games have always been primarily social… Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  21. 21. Can games help us develop so-called 21st century skills? Soft skills, emotional intelligence, enterprise skills Problem-solving, decision- making, team-work, communication, collaboration, managing self, information literacy, relating to others Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  22. 22. Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  23. 23. Virtual Worlds… Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  24. 24. Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  25. 25. Dede’s critical skills How can online games facilitate 21st Manage information century skill Comfort with diversity development? Thrive on chaos Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  26. 26. Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  27. 27. Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  28. 28. Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  29. 29. Will online games/virtual worlds become mainstream activities? To ponder… Will we all inhabit a variety of worlds? Might our educational system develop an appreciation for informal, collateral learning? Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  30. 30. Galarneau, Lisa and Melanie Zibit. (In Press) The future is written in the present: Online Much, much games for 21st century competency. In more in Games and simulations in online learning: Research and development frameworks. forthcoming David Gibson, Clark Aldrich, Marc Prensky (Eds.) book chapter! Draft available at: http://lisa.socialstudygames.com/ Galarneau_Zibit_OnlineGames.pdf Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
  31. 31. QUESTIONS? Vintage Images from Tales of Future Past: http://davidszondy.com Collateral Learning: Online Games for 21st Century Skills GDC 2006 Serious Games Summit
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