About Serious Games

Serious games (SGs) or persuasive games are computer and video games used as persuasion technology or educational technology. They can be similar to educational games, but are often intended for an audience outside of primary or secondary education. Serious games can be of any genre and many of them can be considered a kind of edutainment.

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Monday, 10 September 2007

Serious Games Tackle Serious Issues - disability, age diversity, racial equality and homelessness

A Welsh university has launched an innovative new range of online learning materials including free interactive games that help people explore topics such as disability, age diversity, racial equality and homelessness.

The 'Addressing Barriers: Enhancing Services' series of Equality and Diversity toolkits, which incorporate expert video tutorials alongside interactive 'Bytesize Basics' serious games, have been developed by the Institute of Digital Learning at the University of Wales, Newport to help further understanding of the many barriers people face in education and the workplace.

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John said...

Being open to diversity is something which shouldn't be acquired once adult, but should be a way of life, hence be part of life from the very first years. I read that babies as young as 2 years old can already spot differences in race. Because I use it, I recommend a game called Diversity! from a company called 4bambini (www.4bambini.com) which teaches kids from 3 (ours is 4 now) in simple words some concepts of diversity - simple questions and answers board game. Our son loves it and we have real dialogs about the topic while we play (and I let him win :-). Peace!

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