The effectiveness of gamification as a problem-based learning tool on teaching agile project management
I’m from Sao Paulo / Brazil, married with a incredible woman called Francine and I have two lovely children: Sarah (8 years old) and Nicolas (2 years old). Currently enrolled at the master degree program (MSc) in Information Systems Management at the University of Liverpool (UK). Holder of the credentials PMP and PMI-ACP of the Project Management Institute (PMI).
According to Digi-Capital’s Augmented/Virtual Reality Report, the VR and AR industries are forecasted to be worth USD $115 billion by 2022, as almost all industries will incorporate virtual and augmented reality into training programs, products or services. This kind of projection has not escaped the eyes of governments from several countries taking note and planning for the infiltration of VR and AR across the education sector. In the article Why Are Governments All Over The World Investing In VR And AR For Education?, Totem Learning Blog brings to our attention that China, through municipal and national governments, has … Read the rest
Generally speaking, in gamification, a reliance on nothing but the unholy trinity (Points, Badges and Leaderboards) is a guaranteed recipe for eventual failure.
However, that does not mean they should be ignored – especially not points!
Points are how a system records activity, tracks progress, understands achievements – they are the currency of gamification. That said, they don’t need to be the central focus of the user experience in a gamified solution. In fact, they can be totally hidden from view at all times, just ticking away in the background making other more interesting things happen for the … Read the rest
Games for Change is looking for an operations intern to support a range of projects
promoting games for social impact this Fall. Candidates for this unpaid internship should
meet the below qualifications and requirements.
Support G4C staff in daily activities and collaborate on special projects, as assigned
Conduct research on games, game-related programs, tech opportunities and
interventions, and game developers
Help us keep our office organized, and file and scan documents
Assist with billing and bookkeeping
Assist with In Kind donation outreach and organization for the National Student
Challenge, Games for Change Festival and other … Read the rest
Cell Studiois a platform for real-time simulation and visualization of biological environments, aimed at biologists, biophysicists and researchers in computational biology and systems biology.
The platform leverages on three value propositions:
Biological Prototyping –Aid researchers in modelling and simulating biological scenarios in silico, in order to better understand the modelled system, and test a biological hypotheses prior to conducting a real biological experiment;
Ease of Use – Designed to be intuitive and approachable. Preparing an experiment is done using a graphical user interface, while navigating it dynamically in 3D encourages intuition about processes that are otherwise hard to … Read the rest
Among 10 amazing start-ups from Athens to watch is Owiwi, founded in 2014 by Athina Polina Dova, Christoforos Loutzakis and Ilias Vartholomaios.
The Owiwiplatform is in fact a recruitment tool that takes the shape of an immersive, epic adventure Serious Game designed to assess candidates’ soft skills.
“Anchored on the latest research in business psychology, psychological assessment, human resources management, and bringing together psychometric testing and serious gaming in one revolutionary recruitment tool, Owiwi aims to redefine the online hiring landscape, one game at a time,” state the developers.
We live in a distracted world. Our ability to focus on a single task or activity is dwindling, even though many people insist they’re good multi-taskers. Neuroscientist Earl Miller says these people are “deluding themselves”. All we are really doing is dividing our brain’s processing power between tasks as we switch from one to another. We are actually increasing the cognitive load on our brain.
Despite knowing all of this, I have checked my email at least ten times while writing this article. I’ve Googled references and then … Read the rest
Aligned to American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and resuscitation procedures, the Serious Game helps players practice basic life support skill sets by administering CPR to a patient in a simulated emergency scenario.
Aimed at EMS, medical, nursing and allied health students and professionals, the mobile game is available on the App … Read the rest
It’s a wrap! This year’s 15th annual Games for Change Festival was a major success! We hosted over 1000 attendees with many of them coming from countries around the world. The 3 day event kicked off with the proclamation from Mayor Bill DeBlasio that Thursday, June 28th was officially Games for Change Day. We were fortunate to have Deputy Commissioner Kai Falkenberg to give the award to founders Barry Joseph, Suzanne Seggarman, Benjamin Stokes, G4C’s chairman Asi Burak and G4C’s president Susanna Pollack. We are so proud to see G4C’s diverse community grow … Read the rest