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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Thursday, 2 October 2008

Classmate PC gets a boost with million-unit Venezuelan order

The government of Venezuela has announced plans to order more than one million Classmate PC laptops from Portugal as part of a broad economic agreement between the two countries. The government of Venezuela aims to boost technical literacy by distributing the computers to schools.

The Classmate PC is a low-cost portable computing reference design that was developed by Intel, and it uses the company's energy-efficient mobile processors. It targets the education market in developing countries and is intended to serve as a learning tool for young students. Intel recently secured a deal with the government of Portugal, which will be manufacturing 500,000 of its own Classmate PC units based on Intel's design. Portugal has now also agreed to produce an additional million units to sell to Venezuela.

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