Serious Games and Virtual Worlds: April 4-24, 2007

DO SERIOUS GAMES WORK?

Re: DO SERIOUS GAMES WORK?

by Deirdre Bonnycastle -
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In one of the online courses I developed, students were assigned roles (with specific motivators behind their characters actions) and asked to meet in an online chat room to solve a staged problem between school officials and parents. The solutions to the problem was only a small part of the learning, they also learned to appreciate the complexity of working on a team where people have vastly different goals and they better appreciated parents role in education.

They were marked on two steps; the utility of the group solution and an individual report on their learning.