I’m fascinated by the potential for serious games. As an avid gamer myself, I’ve always been interested in how games can be used to help people learn and understand. In this blog post, I’ll explore some examples of how serious games have been used in education, military training, healthcare—and even immersive storytelling!
Games can be an effective way to engage students and help them learn. Games can also help teachers teach, by providing a safe place for students to practice what they’ve learned.
In many cases, games are more effective than traditional teaching methods because they provide an engaging environment that encourages critical thinking skills–the kind of skills that allow us to solve problems on our own rather than simply memorizing facts or procedures from someone else’s perspective (e.g., the teacher).
The military is one of the most obvious use cases for serious games. The Department of Defense has been using them for decades, and there’s no reason to think this will change anytime soon. But what about civilians? Do we need to be trained in how to react when disaster strikes?
Civilians are not immune from being affected by natural disasters or man-made crises like terrorist …Why I’m Interested in Serious Games Read More