Program Announcement: XR for Change Fellowship

Games for Change (G4C) seeks one Fellow to participate in our XR for Change initiative and gain essential knowledge and experience to position them for careers in the immersive media, technology, and social impact sector. (XR stands for “extended realities” and spans the rapidly growing field of immersive technology including virtual, augmented, and mixed reality). 
The XR for Change program is a year-round initiative that brings together XR developers, media makers, storytellers, researchers, technology companies and users to create and share experiences that can improve people’s lives and further positive social change. Fellows will become part of the G4C team Read the rest

10 Year Old Girl Wins Gold Medal from Serious Play For Escape Game Made Out of a Backpack

Image credit: The logo Lili has designed for her game

 A 10 year old girl from Chambery, France, has won a Gold Medal in the International Serious Play Awards for an Escape Game she made out of her school backpack.

Image credit: Lili leans in to watch teachers explore and evaluate her escape game for use in elementary school classes

Lili Guyat-Michel doesn’t like doing homework because it isn’t as much fun as the interactivity of a school classroom. So, she decided to turn homework into a game, using her backpack. It’s called The Mysterious Cartable (Cartable means schoolbag Read the rest

How to Improve Employee Collaboration with Gamification

Increasing employee collaboration can lead to better quality work, higher productivity, and increased customer satisfaction. And all of these gains can make a significant impact on profit your organization’s profits. In fact, according to Deloitte, employee collaboration has the potential to save companies up to $1,660 per employee each year

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Author: Noah Brimhall
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Encourage Play, Don’t Force Fun

I’ve said it here many times, you can’t force people to have fun. Putting a pool table in the coffee room, forcing everyone to play an online game and join a leaderboard, team building games during inductions etc. All generally seek to force you to have a fun experience. However, as soon as something becomes mandatory or forced, it is very hard (but not impossible) to find it enjoyable.

Of course, if the experience is well designed, even if you are forced to engage with it, it can be fun. There are times during some of those “ice breaker” … Read the rest

Does Gamification of Learning work?

Teachers, educators, and trainers all ask this pressing question – does the gamification of learning work? And so did we at LMU Munich. The gamification of learning has received increased attention and was hyped over the last decade for its hypothesized benefits on motivation and learning. However, as popularity increased, so did critical voices referring […]

Author: Michael Sailer
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