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  • Hello and Welcome I’m Foteini Valeonti and this is a presentation on Serious Games and learning.
  • So what this presentation is all about, is how we can transform a learning experience into a game? Whether this is formal or informal, intentional or not.And the reason we should do this as far as formal education is concerned is because we all have experienced this picture “ Passionate tutor, sleepy students” and this is the freeze of the Yale Law School.
  • So first of all, what is a game? . . . So we play games to have fun!
  • Now what is a Serious Game. Serious Games can be found in fields such as
  • Talking about the power of games, taking as an example a very successful and well designed game like WoW, a dedicated player.. And in case we thought this affects just a specific target group, it seems quite the opposite
  • Then Why are are games so powerful ? After some research I found..We can see how effective that is, if we consider that when we were kids we were so obsessed with games of any kind from outdoor to board games we would play for days if we were allowed to do so.For everyone who would like to know more on that matter..
  • .. I suggest reading this great book on game design called A theory of fun for gd” and in particular the 2nd chapter All this chapter is about it explains how games are designed to be an extremely tasty food for our brain.
  • So, all that power of games didn’t pass unnoticed, and people started using Game Mechs in fields other than gaming.
  • And nowadays game mechanics can be found everywhere.From the Starbucks Reward Card
  • To the frequent flyer programmes
  • Businesses are using game mechanics to increase customer loyalty.
  • There are hundreds of game mechanics however today we will focus on the most basic ones.
  • Appointment mechanic in which we have to do a prefedined task at a prescheduled time – it gives us responsibility and we like it.
  • Another important gm is badges,Because we like to have a role,… So GM are not always used for good.
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  • As a project it got great feedback, and I think it is a very smart way of applying game mech to educationMOTIVATE
  • ENJOYABLE WAYIF THERE IS.. . One thing to take away from this presentation is that it is very simple to transform any kind of learning experience into an a deeply engaging and addictive game, And that is by using a basic set of rules called game mechanics.ADDICTION

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  • Using Serious Games for teaching serious subjects
    Foteini Valeonti BSc MFA
  • Aim of this presentation
    How can I transform the learning experience into a game ?
  • What is a Game?
    A game is a structured activity, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool.
  • What is a Serious Game?
    A serious game is a game designed for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment.
  • What is a Serious Game?
    A serious game is a game designed for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment.
  • What is a Serious Game?
    A serious game is a game designed for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment.
  • What is a Serious Game?
    A serious game is a game designed for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment.
  • The Power of Games
    6,5 hr/day, 40% women, Average age 35 years
  • Why are games so powerful?
    Game Design is based on the way the human brain works.
  • A Theory of Fun for Game Design
    RaphKoster, Paraglyph Press
    Chapter 2: How the Brain Works
  • Game Mechanics
    A construct of rules intended to produce an enjoyable game
  • Game Mechanics
    A construct of rules intended to produce an enjoyable game
  • Game Mechanics
    A construct of rules intended to produce an enjoyable game
  • Game Mechanics
    A construct of rules intended to produce an enjoyable game
  • Game Mechanics
    Progress, Feedback, Appointment, Badges, Status, Achievements, Rewards, Communal Discovery
  • Progress & Feedback
    Game Mechanics
  • Appointment
    Game Mechanics
  • Badges & Status
    Game Mechanics
  • Achievements & Rewards
    Game Mechanics
  • Achievements
    Communal Discovery
    Game Mechanics
    Game Mechanics
  • Personal Experience
    Game-enhanced Learning
  • Case study
    Leveling up Students with Blogs
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
    Educational Alternate Reality Game
  • Thank you =)
    www.valeonti.com, @nosuic
    Credits to: RaphKoster, Jane McGonigal, Seth Priebatsch, Kevin Lim