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Siren: Towards Adaptive Serious Games for Teach...

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CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): Abstract: This short paper describes the Siren project, and interdisciplinary European project aimed at creating an adaptive serious game for teaching conflict resolution,...
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Event uses fun and games to teach serious safety lessons - The Times and Democrat

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Event uses fun and games to teach serious safety lessons The Times and Democrat Print Email. « Safety · Bicycle rodeo. » 2013-10-13T01:00:00Z Event uses fun and games to teach serious safety lessonsBy Kimberlei N.
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ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL

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Once upon a time there was a man who wondered: What would happen if I decided to embed a computer onto the wall of a slum? Skeptics may decide to go for the worst: the computer wouldn’t be there long enough to tell the story. In 1999 Dr. Sugata Mitra assumed this idea was worth pursuing and embraced the challenge wholeheartedly. And now they can’t stop him.

 

If you have seen him on TED TALKS you know what I’m referring to. His experiments are giving educators all over the world a lot of food for thought. Why is that? Because he has set out to prove that, with the availability of a computer and a little help from their friends, children can learn to use the internet and pick up some basic computer skills on their own – without absolutely any adult intervention. And, above all, no teachers to control the work they are doing.

 

These are basically children who (in his words) “will learn to do what they want to learn to do”. Or, if you wish, “if children have interest, then education happens.”

(The corollary is probably also true: “if children lack interest, education may never occur.)”

Dr. Mitra’s work is now well-document and is seen as an attempt to provide Minimally Invasive Education (MIE) opportunities for poor children.

According to Wikipedia, MIE "asserts there are many ways to study and learn. It argues that learning is a process you do, not a process that is done to you. The experience of schools holding this approach shows that there are many ways to learn without the intervention of teaching, to say, without the intervention of a teacher being imperative."

 

If I have managed to stir your interest in Dr. Sugata Mitra’s project, stop reading this text now and watch his video on YOUTUBE. You’ll be amazed.

 

E-mails hop across the ocean and so do good ideas. This talk was shown to me by Colin Paton on his I-Pod last week-end. I’ve always felt very inspired by TED TALKS, but this one spoke to my heart deeply, the way a mantra would to a meditative mind. The mantra I heard was: a self-organizing system. Life is a self-organizing system. Human interaction is a self-organizing system. Education, being partly interactive falls into the same category.

 

One of the biggest lessons from the Hole in the Wall Project comes from the possibility of building in the child his/her long-term ability to learn. Without the understanding that learning is intrinsically rewarding I may be helping my students to enjoy my class, but not to enjoy the learning process itself. A good teacher withdraws from a central direction-providing role in order to show to students that they can (gradually) do without central direction. A self-organization system is like that: it trusts its own internal ability to do good deeds.


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Chemical Spillage Simulation announced for release next month - Eurogamer.net

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PCGamesN Chemical Spillage Simulation announced for release next month Eurogamer.net Due for PC on 14th June, Chemical Spillage Simulation puts you in the hazmat suit of a rookie member of the Special Chemical Disaster Prevention unit, wherein you...
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New Serious Game Immerses Programming Into Gameplay ...

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CodeSpells is a 3D Serious Game designed to teach novice programmers how to program in Java. In this game, you are a wizard and your task is to learn how to read, write and cast spells (Java programs) in an interactive ...
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What's the Difference Between Gamification and Serious Games? - Business 2 Community

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A serious game is a game with purpose, it was not created to be solely entertainment.
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Simulation Now Recognized by FDA as Essential to Medical Device Evaluation - Today's Medical Developments

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Simulation Now Recognized by FDA as Essential to Medical Device Evaluation Today's Medical Developments Computer simulation, already widely accepted in many industries, is increasingly being viewed as an important tool by medical device companies...
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Science of the Invisible: E-Learning in the 21st Century

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Free Google eBook on eLearning by Terry Anderson.
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Lyon expo shows serious side of video games

Oct. 26 - Exhibitors at the eighth annual Serious Games Expo in France insist that video games don't always involve frittering away hours of your life. They ...
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The Simulations and Serious Games Registry: Branching story ...

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Next Poverty Simulation Rescheduled to October 29th - Brownwood News (blog)

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Next Poverty Simulation Rescheduled to October 29thBrownwood News (blog)Brown County Home Solutions Coalition had a successful poverty simulation event in September with over 40 participants, and they have planned a second simulation with a date...
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PETA Foots The Bill For Virtual Frog Dissection Software In India - TechCrunch

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TechCrunchPETA Foots The Bill For Virtual Frog Dissection Software In IndiaTechCrunchOne of the earlier firms to pioneer in elearning and build an expertise in it, Emantras has been in the business for 9 plus years now.
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IFFK 2013: Movie Review - Serious Games - How They Prepare For Their Enemies - Yentha

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IFFK 2013: Movie Review - Serious Games - How They Prepare For Their Enemies Yentha Why would an adult play video games if he/she has other things to do? He will if the game is of national importance and it determines a question of life and death.
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Medieval Political Intrigue Simulation Game Idea - GameDev.net

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Medieval Political Intrigue Simulation Game Idea GameDev.net As the title states, it is a political intrigue simulation. Think Diplomacy meets Game of Thrones. 10 to 12 people play, each representing a person, family, or organization with power.
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Creating a 'computer-simulated' virtual patient to train clinicians - Medical Xpress

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Creating a 'computer-simulated' virtual patient to train clinicians Medical Xpress Professor Nigel John of the School of Computer Science conducting a virtual ultrasound scan of a 3D computer-graphic 'patient'.
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Simulation teaches teens the dangers of distracted driving - fox13now.com

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Simulation teaches teens the dangers of distracted driving fox13now.com Allstate Insurance put on the simulation as part of their tour across the country. “They get into the car which is an actual vehicle, it's stationary.
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eLearning Africa 2013: ICT for education solutions - Bizcommunity.com

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eLearning Africa 2013: ICT for education solutions Bizcommunity.com Africa is experiencing a technological surge and it is having a dramatic effect on education throughout the continent.
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Heathier living via video game? Twin Cities insurers think so - Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction applied to Game Based Learning

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Following on from a recent post The Pedagogies in Game Based Learning, this article will look at how Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction can be applied to game based learning.
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New Research Report on Global E-Learning Market 2012-2016 by ... - PR.com (press release)

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New Research Report on Global E-Learning Market 2012-2016 by ... PR.com (press release) Albany, NY, February 16, 2013 --(PR.com)-- TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global e-Learning market to grow at a CAGR of 7.90 percent over the period 2012-2016.
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Missouri Department of Transportation trains with simulated snowstorm - Quincy Herald Whig

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Missouri Department of Transportation trains with simulated snowstormQuincy Herald WhigJames said nearly all of the district's 440 employees were participating in Wednesday's storm simulation.
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Europe tests cyber security capabilities in simulation today | New ...

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Cyber security experts across the EU are testing their ability to defend against attacks in a simulation on 4 October. Four hundred specialists from the private and public sectors face 1,200 separate cyber incidents, including ...
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The Androids are Coming! The Androids are ... - eLearning Industry

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Just imagine the potential when the intelligence, creativity, empathy, and passion of teachers are combined with the power of e-learning technologies.
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It's in the game – Serious Games

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But the holy grail of serious games is where the learning objectives and concepts are mapped to core game dynamics and game elements which are contextualised in a world that motivates, explains and provides mental ...
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