Serious games talk at TEDx ND
Today I gave a talk at TEDx Notre Dame titled, “Getting Serious about Games.” My goal was to convince people to explore using serious games because…
- Learning is central to games,
- Good games exist, and more are coming, and
- YOU can do it (build, adopt or adapt a game)
This article serves as an online handout, starting with an informal capture of the presentation (posted on YouTube a month after the fact).
- The Game – participants earned points for things like using a game in a course.
- The Presentation – I created a Prezi in the form of a board game.
- The Video (above)
- The Links (below) – sites I referred to, plus a few extras.
- Epic Win – iOS todo list app / role playing game
- CityOne (IBM)
- MIT Beer Game
- WolfQuest (Minnesota Zoo)
- Darfur is Dying (mtvU)
- Urgent Evoke (World Bank)
- List of serious games (Michigan State)
- ECON 201 – game as course (UNC Greensboro)
- Gamified course syllabus ( Lee Sheldon, IU > RPI)
- Summit on Educational Games, 2006 report (Federation of American Scientists)
- 2011 Horizon Report (New Media Consortium/Educause)
- Market Simulation (paper by Barry Keating)
- The Art of Game Design (Schell)
- What Video Games Have to Teach Us ... (Gee)
- Reality is Broken (McGonigal)
- James Paul Gee on Grading with Games (Edutopia)
- Katie Salen on Learning with Games (Edutopia)
- Jane McGonigal – Gaming can make a better world (TED Talk)