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1 Selected productions Serious Games Interactive 2009 © Global Conflicts – A Case study in games for societal issues Poverty is not a game, 20th October ‘10 Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen, PhD CEO, founder Serious Games Interactive

2 Agenda Serious Games Interactive | | 1.xxx

3 Serious Games Interactive | | Background and team My Background MA Psychology PhD Games & learning Mixing industry & research Current Research projects: SIREN, PlayMancer & GaLa Computer games Global Conflicts: Palestine Global Conflicts: Latin America +20 games for clients

4 Serious Games Interactive (SGI) was founded in 2006 in Copenhagen, Denmark. We develop serious games that contain an inseparable combination of “playing”, “learning” and “story-telling”. We are a cross-disciplinary team of 18 people with strong roots in research. We work with a range of different national and international partners including Amnesty Int., The National Museum, LEGO and European Schoolnet. Serious Games Interactive | | Background and team Who we are

5 Why games? Moving away from passive education… Serious Games Interactive | | Learning Repetition Learning Information Learning 3.0 – Engagement!!!

6 Serious Games Interactive | | Computer games represent an interactive learning approach, in which the user’s choices has direct consequences. Games constitute problem-focused learning, i.e. problem-solving provides satisfaction. Serious games exploits the engagement of the user in the virtual world to provide strong learning experiences with value in the real world. Game-based learning What?

7 International awards Serious Games Interactive | | Children’s Technology Review (US) - Editors Choice Award Danish Culture and Business Award (Denmark) – Most Creative Product PC ZONE (UK) – Independent Game Award GC series Nordic Game (Scandinavia) – Best Nordic Game 2007 & 2008 nominee. IndieCade (US) - Best Indie Game Nominee 2008 & 2009.

8 International awards Serious Games Interactive | | GC series

9 Agenda Serious Games Interactive | | 1.Who we are and what we do? 2.The Global Conflicts game series 3.The Global Conflicts Web portal 4.Q&A

10 Serious Games Interactive | | "Toys are not really as innocent as they look. Toys and games are the preludes to serious ideas" Charles Eames Games beyond entertainment…

11 f Welcome to reality Material from Global Conflicts: Palestine online resources.

12 Welcome to Global Conflicts: Palestine

13 Our focus area Serious Games Interactive | | Platform: Web-based & CD-Rom Playtime: minutes per episode Target: Students in the age years Subjects: Citizenship, history and media subjects Game: Assume the role of a freelance journalist / representative from international organization out to investigate stories about the challenges people face in various parts of the world. Global Conflicts is a 3D educational game series aiming to increase the level of engagement in education!

14 Layers and learning objectives Content (Central problems in around the world): Experience central problems in the region through real personal accounts. Themes (Human rights. corruption & new democracies): Learn about the role of human rights, corruption and new democracies in global conflicts. Methods (Source criticism & structuring arguments): Learn to be dig out relevant information, the agenda of sources, and article writing. Competences (Perspective-taking, critical thinking & bias awareness): Learn about the importance of digging deep while thinking critically of bias as you are presented with a variety of perspectives. Serious Games Interactive | | Design principles

15 Layers and learning objectives Serious Games Interactive | | Design principles  Målgruppe: Elever i klasse samt gymnasieskolen.  Perspektivering: Eleverne bruger og forstår forskellige perspektiver.  Engagement: Eleverne er motiverede og engagerede.  Realisme og atmosfære: Eleverne interagerer med en troværdig 3D verden.  Pensum: Materialet er tilpasset pensum krav i samfundsfag, historie, dansk og medievidenskab.  Undervisning: Materialet er tilpasset tiden der er afsat til klasseundervisning.

16 Teaching form Teacher talks Play Game Plenum Group discussions  Read topic overview  Overview of theme  Explore perspectives  Experience issues  Discuss experiences  Write article  Debriefing  Evaluation How to use the series  Teacher manual  Topic overview  Other curriculum  Mission sheets  Work sheets  Online resources Serious Games Interactive | |

17 Agenda Serious Games Interactive | | 1.Who we are and what we do? 2.The Global Conflicts game series 3.The Global Conflicts Web portal 4.Q&A

18 Global Conflicts Web portal Serious Games Interactive | | With tools that empower teachers and ensure motivated and engaged students!

19 Online demo Serious Games Interactive | |

20 Beyond the game and classroom… Serious Games Interactive | | Students can Choose language (English, Danish, German, Swedish)! Save games when you want! Play from school or from home! Publish articles to an international audience! Read and discuss views from international students on important conflicts in the world!

21 Kvalitative feedback ”Jeg synes, det var meget lærerigt.” (elev1) ”Man lever sig ind i idet på en anden måde” (elev2) ”Når man selv sådan prøver at finde ud af det, så er det meget bedre.” (elev3) Empiriske undersøgelser

22 Kvalitative feedback (lærere) ”Altså det kan gøre konflikten lidt mere nær for dem… de her konflikter, der er rundt om i verden - de føler jo ikke en skid for det. De sidder pakket ind i deres vattæpper her” (lærer1) ”Her bliver de jo tvunget til, selv at gå rundt og finde oplysningerne. Og ja, jeg tror det sætter sig bedre fast.” (lærer2) ”Vi savner sådan noget [...] jeg mener, det er et godt læringsredskab (lærer3) Empiriske undersøgelser

23 Prices Serious Games Interactive | | * You are required to keep your membership to keep extra episodes you purchase. ** If your school need more licenses you can request these for free. It’s cheap, simple and flexible! Licenses Yearly membership* (+ one free episode) Extra episodes (one-time payment) Single user19,95 EUR / DKK Class set3049,95 EUR / DKK School set250** EUR / DKK Municipality (+50% of schools)As desired20% discount

24 Contact Serious Games Interactive | | THANK YOU! Serious Games Interactive Griffenfeldsgade 7A, 4th. floor 2200 Copenhagen N Denmark T: E: Web company: Web game:


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