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Gamification
&
Collaboration
for
Student Career
Counseling
Hello!
I am Subbu Ramanathan
You can find me at www.linkedin.com/in/subbur
I am here because I am passionate about this to...
Scope of the presentation
Career exploration
College selection
Application process
College financing
Why?
Importance of student career
counseling
1
81%High school graduation rate
1
6.33 yearsAverage time to get a bachelor’s degree
1
59%College graduation rate
1
1: U.S. ...
Significance of Career
Counseling
Counselors, when
consistently and frequently
available and allowed to
provide direct ser...
StudentChallenges with Career
Exploration
◎Anxiety
◎Lack of personal insight
◎Difficulty with problem clarification
◎Diffi...
Limitations Of Existing Techniques
◎Student-to-counselor ratio: 3961
◎Less student engagement
◎Inadequate exposure to care...
What?
Aspects of proposed solution
2
Popularity of video games
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
90%
Overall Boys Girls Age (13-14) Age (15-17)
72%
84%
59%
74...
Stats on social networking
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
Instagram Snapchat Pinterest
44%
31%
11%
61%
51%
33% Boys
Girls
...
28% (5.8 million)High school students took at least one online
education course in Fall 2014
1
71.4%Academic leaders rate ...
Gamification
Concept of applying game mechanics and
game design techniques to engage and
motivate people to achieve their ...
Collaboration
Interactions with brief digital messages
delivered through social networking tools
Improve Engagement
Improve Retention
Students recall…
just 10% of what they read
20% of what they hear
30% with accompanying visuals
50% if o...
Address Resource Constraint
Give the Experience
How?
Details behind proposals
3
engage
experiencereflect
Increase awareness
◎Popular games are mechanical
◎Don’t distract
◎Deliver messages
> Stats on choice to success
> Tips on ...
Example:Stack
◎Very popular in high school
◎One mode, one level
◎Show messages at start/end
Follow Your Dream
Pick a Career U Love
Early Career Plans
Improve College &
Career Success
6 Tips for Career
Exploration
Combine observation
◎In-person observation
◎Electronic workflow
◎Electronic data capture
2
Example: Scavenger hunt
◎Observe professions
◎Capture responsibilities
◎Record feelings on a BOTG
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
9:00 10:00...
Psychological Immersion1
◎ Immersion into a game
heightens influence from
(health) messages
implanted within them
◎ Influe...
Deliver details
◎Pick a popular game
◎Positive role models as personas
◎Provide career themed tracks
◎Display messages at ...
Example: Color Switch
◎75M downloads in 3 months
◎Has 12 different modes
◎Uses rewarded video & ads
◎One mode per career c...
(Finance)
(Health Science)
(Info Technology)
(Human Services)
Enable digital collaboration
◎Digitally connect to real people
◎Get real exposure
◎Share with others
4
Instagram as a source
◎Identify popular career role models
◎Offer social branding on Instagram
◎Demo profession through vi...
Simulate experience
◎Simulate with cool gadgets
◎Make it fun
◎Capture preference
5
Virtual reality games
◎Fun + Simulation
>> Surgeon Simulator
>> JobSimulator: the 2050 archives
◎Keep the fun
◎Include key...
“ A game is an opportunity to focus our
energy, with relentless optimism, at something
we’re good at (or getting better at...
“ The world needs more love and Twitter just
figured out a way to send ‘hearts all over the
world’ ”
― Germany Kent
Any questions?
Thank you!
You can contact me at @subbur@espeera.com
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  1. 1. Gamification & Collaboration for Student Career Counseling
  2. 2. Hello! I am Subbu Ramanathan You can find me at www.linkedin.com/in/subbur I am here because I am passionate about this topic
  3. 3. Scope of the presentation Career exploration College selection Application process College financing
  4. 4. Why? Importance of student career counseling 1
  5. 5. 81%High school graduation rate 1 6.33 yearsAverage time to get a bachelor’s degree 1 59%College graduation rate 1 1: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics
  6. 6. Significance of Career Counseling Counselors, when consistently and frequently available and allowed to provide direct services to students and parents, can have a positive impact on students’ aspirations and achievements1 1: Dr. Patricia McDonough, professor of education at UCLA (2004)
  7. 7. StudentChallenges with Career Exploration ◎Anxiety ◎Lack of personal insight ◎Difficulty with problem clarification ◎Difficulty with problem resolution Cause career indecision
  8. 8. Limitations Of Existing Techniques ◎Student-to-counselor ratio: 3961 ◎Less student engagement ◎Inadequate exposure to careers ◎Digital solutions consume time 1: Info for state of WI from National Center for Education Statistics within the U.S. Department of Education (2006-2007)
  9. 9. What? Aspects of proposed solution 2
  10. 10. Popularity of video games 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Overall Boys Girls Age (13-14) Age (15-17) 72% 84% 59% 74% 70% Source: Pew Research Center’s Teens Relationships Survey, Sept. 25-Oct. 9, 2014 and Feb. 10 – Mar 16, 2015
  11. 11. Stats on social networking 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Instagram Snapchat Pinterest 44% 31% 11% 61% 51% 33% Boys Girls Source: Pew Research Center’s Teens Relationships Survey, Sept. 25-Oct. 9, 2014 and Feb. 10 – Mar 16, 2015 (Age: 13-17)
  12. 12. 28% (5.8 million)High school students took at least one online education course in Fall 2014 1 71.4%Academic leaders rate learning outcomes in online education as the same or superior to those in face‐to‐face instruction 1 1: 2015 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group
  13. 13. Gamification Concept of applying game mechanics and game design techniques to engage and motivate people to achieve their goals
  14. 14. Collaboration Interactions with brief digital messages delivered through social networking tools
  15. 15. Improve Engagement
  16. 16. Improve Retention Students recall… just 10% of what they read 20% of what they hear 30% with accompanying visuals 50% if observing doing while explaining it 90% if they do it, even if only as a simulation Source: Report from the 2006 Summit on Educational Games by the Federation of American Scientists
  17. 17. Address Resource Constraint
  18. 18. Give the Experience
  19. 19. How? Details behind proposals 3
  20. 20. engage experiencereflect
  21. 21. Increase awareness ◎Popular games are mechanical ◎Don’t distract ◎Deliver messages > Stats on choice to success > Tips on career exploration > Links to get more 1
  22. 22. Example:Stack ◎Very popular in high school ◎One mode, one level ◎Show messages at start/end
  23. 23. Follow Your Dream Pick a Career U Love Early Career Plans Improve College & Career Success 6 Tips for Career Exploration
  24. 24. Combine observation ◎In-person observation ◎Electronic workflow ◎Electronic data capture 2
  25. 25. Example: Scavenger hunt ◎Observe professions ◎Capture responsibilities ◎Record feelings on a BOTG 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 Feeling Time of day Behavior Over Time Graph (BOTG)
  26. 26. Psychological Immersion1 ◎ Immersion into a game heightens influence from (health) messages implanted within them ◎ Influence is greatest among those who would be prone to counter-argue (health) messages 1: “Using Video Games to Communicate Health Messages: The Role of Psychological Immersion”, Christopher Burrows, U of Connecticut
  27. 27. Deliver details ◎Pick a popular game ◎Positive role models as personas ◎Provide career themed tracks ◎Display messages at level start ◎Display benefits at level end 3
  28. 28. Example: Color Switch ◎75M downloads in 3 months ◎Has 12 different modes ◎Uses rewarded video & ads ◎One mode per career choice ◎Game levels -> careel levels ◎Inter-level progression messages ◎Short videos for more detail
  29. 29. (Finance) (Health Science) (Info Technology) (Human Services)
  30. 30. Enable digital collaboration ◎Digitally connect to real people ◎Get real exposure ◎Share with others 4
  31. 31. Instagram as a source ◎Identify popular career role models ◎Offer social branding on Instagram ◎Demo profession through videos ◎Highlight lifestyle with pictures ◎Benefit from sharing
  32. 32. Simulate experience ◎Simulate with cool gadgets ◎Make it fun ◎Capture preference 5
  33. 33. Virtual reality games ◎Fun + Simulation >> Surgeon Simulator >> JobSimulator: the 2050 archives ◎Keep the fun ◎Include key career aspects ◎Add like/dislike voting ◎Report out
  34. 34. “ A game is an opportunity to focus our energy, with relentless optimism, at something we’re good at (or getting better at) and enjoy. In other words, gameplay is the direct emotional opposite of depression ” ― Jane McGonigal
  35. 35. “ The world needs more love and Twitter just figured out a way to send ‘hearts all over the world’ ” ― Germany Kent
  36. 36. Any questions?
  37. 37. Thank you! You can contact me at @subbur@espeera.com

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