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Social Impact Games: Do They Work?

Social Impact Games: Do They Work? | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
What is the effect of the games on community members who participate? Does participation in the game affect participants’ knowledge, attitudes and behavior as intended?
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Resources, design practices, and innovative ideas on games for learning, health, and social impact
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I Learned Calculus With A Video Game, And It Was Surprisingly Fun

I Learned Calculus With A Video Game, And It Was Surprisingly Fun | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
I, like many people, am terrible at math. I need a calculator to do basic addition and subtraction. Math class was excruciatingly painful for me, not to mention boring. But the open-world game Variant: Limits aims to make learning math, specifically calculus, fun.
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“Factitious” Is An Online Game To Teach About Fake News

“Factitious” Is An Online Game To Teach About Fake News | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Factitious is an engaging online game to teach about fake news. It could be a fun activity to do to finish-up a more extensive lesson on the topic. You can learn more about it at NPR’s articl…
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Building digital literacy
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The best posts of the last five years

The best posts of the last five years | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Five years ago, I was asked to put together a list of the best articles on the website. I did, and it’s been linked as “recommended posts” up on the menu under the Blog section fo…
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A curated collection from Raph Koster
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Be Internet Awesome is a multifaceted program that includes a fun and free web-based game called Interland and an educational curriculum to teach kids how to be safe and responsible explorers of the online world.
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Teaching kids internet safety
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Getting serious with serious games in health professionals’ education - Hospital News

Getting serious with serious games in health professionals’ education - Hospital News | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
By Gilda Salomone Games have always been played in all cultures to amuse and distract. If you’ve ever played a quiz game like Jeopardy, you have experienced the emotional thrill of getting answers right and doing so before your opponents. Time goes by quickly, and you become completely immersed in the activity. Although all games
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4 Games to Spark Empathy-building in the Classroom

4 Games to Spark Empathy-building in the Classroom | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
"Gone Home," "Brothers," "Journey" and "That Dragon, Cancer" are games that can help students empathize with others by experiencing others' struggles and
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HoloLens system uses augmented reality to aid spinal surgery

HoloLens system uses augmented reality to aid spinal surgery | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Hololens for spinal surgery?
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AR as an on-the-job learning tool
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Game design patterns for building friendships

Game design patterns for building friendships | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
In November of 2016, a small group of veteran game designers got together in a remote portion of Texas for a think tank called Projec
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Mechanics for connecting people in a game. How might we use this to create games for social change?
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This Is the Tech That Will Make Learning as Addictive as Video Games

This Is the Tech That Will Make Learning as Addictive as Video Games | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
The way we learn today is just wrong. Learning needs to be less like memorization, and more like…Angry Birds. Half of school dropouts name boredom... read more
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Often mixes metaphors of games and gamification but the principles and examples are useful.
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Syrian Journey: Choose your own escape route - BBC News

Syrian Journey: Choose your own escape route - BBC News | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Put yourself in the shoes of a Syrian migrant and see whether you could make the right choices on the journey to Europe.
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The Virtual Trillium Trail an Educational Simulation of a North American Forest by Virtual Field Trips, LLC.

The Virtual Trillium Trail an Educational Simulation of a North American Forest by Virtual Field Trips, LLC. | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
The Virtual Trillium Trail an Educational Simulation of a North American Forest by Virtual Field Trips, LLC., Virtual Reality, Virtual Worlds, Virtual Environments, Educational Video Games, Immersive Learning Simulations, scientific visualizations, serious games, modeling training and simulation, STEM, Elementary School, Informal Learning, Home School, Science, Ecology
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The game-like elements seem to be brought out in how you implement this vs being an instrinsic part of the expereince/platform.
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Simcoach Games creates training games that can lead to new careers

Simcoach Games creates training games that can lead to new careers | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Simcoach Games makes training games that show people how to do certain kinds of jobs, and those games can sometimes lead people to adopt new careers. That ability to change lives is why CEO Jessica Trybus and vice president Eben Myers have made more than 150 titles over 12 years.
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The Design of Time: Understanding Human Attention and Economies of Engagement

In this 2017 GDC talk, Owlchemy Labs' Chelsea Howe explores patterns of human attention and engagement over time and shares concrete ways to design fo
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Humans are designed to get bored. How do we address this in our game designs?
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Serious Game For Underground Coal Mine Emergency Preparedness

Serious Game For Underground Coal Mine Emergency Preparedness | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
DIGGING UP THE BEST OF SERIOUS GAMES FAST-GROWING MARKET
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Designing games that change perceptions, opinions and even players' real-life actions

Designing games that change perceptions, opinions and even players' real-life actions | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Readers read, viewers watch and players do. That level of engagement gives games real power to influence people both within and outside the play itself.
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The power of persuasive play
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APPLIO Aspires To Change The Way Organizations Utilize Serious Games

APPLIO Aspires To Change The Way Organizations Utilize Serious Games | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Founded in 2007, Applio Limited is on a mission to change the way organizations utilize Game Based Learning and is working in a numbe
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Serious Games to Teach Agility

Serious Games to Teach Agility | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
There are a few games and exercises that you can use to help teams understand the why and the mechanics of being agile. Take a look at: Rival Effort – a three-to-five person game that explore…
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Looking at games to encourage a resilient mindset and came across this...
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Tilt World

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Learn a little bit about ecology and plant some real trees
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Virtual Reality for Learning Games

Virtual Reality for Learning Games | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
We’ve talked before about Virtual Reality and the unique impact it could have on the education space. Now that the HTC Vive andOculus Rift have both shipped, we asked some of the talented…
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Why the CIA uses board games to train its officers

The agency uses card- and tabletop-inspired games to teach strategy, intelligence gathering and collaboration.
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"Gaming is part of the human co dition." How the CIA uses games to develop analytical skills.
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Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab | Michigan State University

Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab | Michigan State University | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
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Tapping into player psychology for Games for Change

Tapping into player psychology for Games for Change | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Game developers looking to make games that promote social change should consider looking to psychology, because
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Serious games should not hit players over the head with seriousity. Fun should still be part of the picture. Play itself is an act of learning.
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