The Value of Serious Games and Virtual Worlds

Week 1: Serious Games Intensive

Serious games are interactive learning tools which have a persuasive or educational purpose. In a simulation, we are immersed in the processes we wish to master and immediately experience the consequences of our actions. In a multi-player game, our acquired skills are tested against human opponents. We are more likely to remember an experience when we are engaged and having fun.

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Week 2: Virtual Worlds Intensive

Usability is a key factor in moving us from passive users to creative explorers of technology. With a more life-like interface, we relate to, and engage more fully in our virtual environments. Just as moving pictures brought books to life, virtual worlds bring immersive learning to the masses.

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Week 3: Moderated Afterthoughts