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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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Sugerido: 6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week

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Cursos 100 % en línea

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Fechas límite flexibles

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Sugerido: 6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week

Aprox. 14 horas para completar
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Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

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Sección
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3 horas para completar

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 videos (Total: 20 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Introduction to serious gaming2m
The definition and characteristics of serious games7m
Introducing this course4m
Darfur is Dying3m
Reading2 lecturas
Introducing the team10m
Suggested reading & additional sources10m

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Sección
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1 hora para completar

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 videos (Total: 33 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
The relationship between play and culture8m
The psychological functionality of play5m
Motivations for playing and gaming8m
From 5 to 47m
Reading1 lectura
Suggested reading & additional sources10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
The attractiveness of play20m

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1 hora para completar

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 videos (Total: 17 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
The ABCDEsim4m
Simulation at VSTEP5m
Taxonomy of serious games1m
Reading1 lectura
Suggested reading & additional sources10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Simulations and other types of serious games12m

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Sección
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3 horas para completar

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 videos (Total: 23 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Persuasive properties6m
The process of persuasion5m
Three case studies6m
Reading2 lecturas
Playing persuasive games10m
Suggested reading & additional sources10m
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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!

Instructores

Jeroen Jansz

Full Professor
Media & Communication

Mijke Slot

Dr.
Media & Communication

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