As part of a project-in-progress, I’ve been gathering examples of various types of serious games. As a start, here is an informal list of games whose purpose seems less about uncovering a winning strategy and more about embodying a particular emotional experience. All of the games listed below are available online to play for free.
I visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium a few weekends ago. There were many things I enjoyed about theÂ aquarium, including that many of the exhibits look like art installations. Learning-wise, one of my favorite parts was how they wove the impact of their visitors’ choices into the exhibits. At one exhibit, I placed an order for
A few weeks ago, I attended the 9th annual Games for Change Festival. As usual, it was a fantastic mesh of amazing speakers, thoughtful discussion, and inspiring interfaces. From my notes, I’ve pulled out items that I found particularly relevant to the types of learning activities I like to create, with additional notes and descriptions for
I’m committed to online learning that is focused on activity, typically of the real-world, application-focused variety. However, imagining how to translate real-world situations into meaningful learning interfaces for a computer screen can sometimes be daunting. Even in the 21st century, significant portions of our lives still don’t revolve around pointing and clicking. One strategy I use