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Have you ever wondered how playing games can help us to train people, deal with societal challenges or raise awareness of contemporary social issues? In this MOOC you will learn the ins and outs of games that are designed with exactly those purposes in mind: serious games. We will define serious games and discuss the different types that have been developed. We will explain why people like to play them and what impact they may have. State of the art theories from game studies, philosophy and media psychology will be used to help you understand how serious games work and how they appeal to players. The potential impact of gaming is addressed in detail by discussing persuasive games, which aim at changing the player's attitude. Throughout the MOOC, theoretical insights will be illustrated with playful animations and case studies of serious games that are developed by world-class companies in the city of Rotterdam. This MOOC is particularly interesting for you when you are a student considering to study digital media such as serious games, a professional interested in the opportunities these games may create for your organization, or a game developer who wants to know more about the impact serious games can have. Are you ready to broaden your vision on serious games? Join this course and be inspired!...
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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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Seção
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3 horas para concluir

Introduction and Definition

What are serious games? What characteristics do they have in common with digital entertainment games? And what sets them apart from other media products? In this first module, we set out to define the field. Get ready to immerse yourself and play your first serious game. ...
Reading
5 vídeos (Total de 20 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video5 videos
Introduction to serious gaming2min
The definition and characteristics of serious games7min
Introducing this course4min
Darfur is Dying3min
Reading2 leituras
Introducing the team10min
Suggested reading & additional sources10min

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1 hora para concluir

The Theoretical Framework

You might be wondering why we keep on playing a game, even though we sometimes lose or get stuck in a level. In this module, you will learn about what is so motivating about games. We will discuss theories and also a practical example of a serious game that encourages commuters to leave their car at home more often....
Reading
5 vídeos (Total de 33 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video5 videos
The relationship between play and culture8min
The psychological functionality of play5min
Motivations for playing and gaming8min
From 5 to 47min
Reading1 leituras
Suggested reading & additional sources10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
The attractiveness of play20min

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1 hora para concluir

Different Serious Games and Simulations

Throughout this MOOC, you will learn that serious games are applicable in various situations. In this module, we introduce a taxonomy of serious games, which is a classification of the different kinds of serious games. We will focus on one type of serious games in particular: simulations. You will see how simulators are used in complex training situations. So get ready to visit the harbor of Rotterdam and a hospital emergency room... ...
Reading
4 vídeos (Total de 17 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video4 videos
The ABCDEsim4min
Simulation at VSTEP5min
Taxonomy of serious games1min
Reading1 leituras
Suggested reading & additional sources10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Simulations and other types of serious games12min

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Seção
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3 horas para concluir

Persuasive Gaming

How can a game influence the attitude of a player? In this module, we will dive into a specific kind of serious games: persuasive games. Rhetoric and psychological theories will help you to understand how the process of persuasion works. And we will analyze in practice how persuasive games can help us to feel empathy for poverty-stricken teenagers, what it feels like to have autism or understand the impact of gun violence....
Reading
4 vídeos (Total de 23 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video4 videos
Persuasive properties6min
The process of persuasion5min
Three case studies6min
Reading2 leituras
Playing persuasive games10min
Suggested reading & additional sources10min
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por KKJan 8th 2017

An interesting course to learn about serious gaming overview. It deliverded with examples and good reference in youtube and websites to view examples of such serious games.

por DDAug 20th 2017

Very interesting course with interesting lecturer. Thanks guys! I learnt a lot on through the concepts, theories and real live case studies!

Instrutores

Jeroen Jansz

Full Professor
Media & Communication

Mijke Slot

Dr.
Media & Communication

Sobre Erasmus University Rotterdam

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