Computer gaming for leadership development

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Computer Gaming for Leadership Development. The business community increasingly views computer gaming as an effective tool for leadership development. The DOST's ICT Office recommends that HEIs look into this .

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Computer gaming for leadership development

  1. 1. Computer Gaming for Leadership Development: A Smarter Philippines, Smarter Education Research Study Alejandro P. Melchor III Deputy Executive Director for ICT Industry Development Department of Science & TechnologyInformation and Communications Technology Office
  2. 2. Smarter Philippines: leveraging scientific research, technology-driveninnovation, and digital communications for a vibrant domestic knowledge economyand competitiveness in the global knowledge economy 4- Smarter Transportation and Green Technology -- Eco-Jeep (DOST NCRP) -- UP Monorail (DOST MIRD)
  3. 3. Leadership development has been identified as priority requirement for the growth of the Philippine ICT & BPO Industry. Computer gaming is increasingly viewed as an effective tool to develop 21st century business leaders. Millions of computer gamers interact in massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs). These virtual environments mirror the 21st century business environment to a surprisingFree download from www.Seriosity.com: degree, and the skills required to succeedhttp://www.seriosity.com/downloads/GIO_PDF_web.pdf are similar to the leadership skills coveted Imagine the value if you could transfer the by the 21st century business enterprise. excitement and focus found in great games to the office. What if your employees could solve customer problems, design new software, or configure better shipping routes working inside a game environment Leaders emerge from MMORPGs who at work? This isnt just possible, say Byron Reeves and J. Leighton Read; its inevitable. As employee are capable of recruiting, organizing, productivity and engagement become more critical, the user experience provided by game technology motivating and directing large groups of offers a tantalizing solution for business. Game design elements can address a host of business players to a common goal. problems with morale, communication, and alignment while honing skills like data analysis, teamwork, leadership, and more.
  4. 4. Popular MMORPGs for leadership development Eve Online EverQuest World of WarCraft
  5. 5. or useful points of view. • Relating- developing key relationships within and across organizations. • Visioning- creating compelling images of the future. Visionary leaders excel at providing meaning for what people do, thus motivating them to bring out their best to fulfill the vision. • Inventing- turning visions into reality. Effective leaders invent new structures, processes and other ways for people to work together to overcome obstacles and achieve goals. Computer gaming environments make leadership much easier. Computer games provide numerous opportunities for Free download from www.Seriosity.com leadership practice. Leadership in games happens fast. It is often temporary, andComputer gaming allows gamers to mission based. It encourages risk taking.exercise core leadership capabilities: It’s easier to recover from failures in• Sensemaking- the ability to make games, and trial and error becomes asense of ambiguous situations. It preferred strategy. Players can’t win unlessinvolves creating mental maps, stories, their team wins.
  6. 6. Resources:The Serious Games Initiative: applies gaming to exploremanagement and leadership challenges facing government
  7. 7. ResourcesSerious Games Institute Wikipedia: A serious game is a game designed for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment. The "serious" adjective isgenerally prepended to refer to products used by industries like defense, education, scientific exploration, health care,emergency management, city planning, engineering, religion, and politics.
  8. 8. Innov8 Business Process Management Online Simulation Game Colleges and universities are invited to download the full academic edition
  9. 9. CityOne– Build your own Smarter City
  10. 10. Resources:Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab
  11. 11. Resources:The Daedalus Project: a survey of MMORPG players
  12. 12. ResourcesSecond Life a free 3D virtual world where users can socialize, connect and create using free voice and text chat.
  13. 13. SLOODLE is a free and open source project which integratesthe multi-user virtual environments of Second Life® and/orOpenSim with the Moodle® learning-management system.
  14. 14. The Way Forward• The DOST ICT Office intends to promote and advocate for the increased use of online gaming for leadership development, as well as serious gaming for public policymaker training.• We shall look at funding a pilot project for online gaming for leadership development, and a parallel research project to validate its effect.• We encourage interested government agencies and donor organizations to fund Filipino game developers to develop localized serious games.
  15. 15. Thank Youbudmelchor@yahoo.comDepartment of Science and Technology-Information and Communications Technology Office

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