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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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Cours en ligne à 100 %

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Calendar

Dates limites flexibles

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

Approx. 14 heures pour terminer
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English

Sous-titres : English, French

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Section
Clock
3 heures pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 20 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Introduction to serious gaming2 min
The definition and characteristics of serious games7 min
Introducing this course4 min
Darfur is Dying3 min
Reading2 lectures
Introducing the team10 min
Suggested reading & additional sources10 min

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Section
Clock
1 heure pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 33 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
The relationship between play and culture8 min
The psychological functionality of play5 min
Motivations for playing and gaming8 min
From 5 to 47 min
Reading1 lecture
Suggested reading & additional sources10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
The attractiveness of play20 min

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Section
Clock
1 heure pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 17 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
The ABCDEsim4 min
Simulation at VSTEP5 min
Taxonomy of serious games1 min
Reading1 lecture
Suggested reading & additional sources10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Simulations and other types of serious games12 min

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Section
Clock
3 heures pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 23 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Persuasive properties6 min
The process of persuasion5 min
Three case studies6 min
Reading2 lectures
Playing persuasive games10 min
Suggested reading & additional sources10 min
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par 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.

par 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!

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Jeroen Jansz

Full Professor
Media & Communication

Mijke Slot

Dr.
Media & Communication

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