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Approx. 9 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Let the games begin: What are serious games?

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 24 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
The importance of a solid definition3m
Defining and characterizing serious games6m
Case study: The Uber Game5m
2 readings
Module 1 in a nutshell (infographic)10m
Suggested reading & additional sources10m
1 practice exercise
Case-based quiz week 130m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Introduction to game theory

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 32 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Origin, definition and function of play: play theory8m
Why we like to play games: functionality and rewards5m
Why we like to play games: motivations8m
Case study: From 5 to 46m
2 readings
Module 2 in a nutshell (infographic)10m
Suggested reading & additional sources10m
1 practice exercise
The attractiveness of play30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Different types of serious games

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 27 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Taxonomy of serious games6m
Case study: The ABCDEsim6m
Case study: Simulation at VSTEP5m
Case study: &Ranj4m
2 readings
Module 3 in a nutshell (infographic)10m
Suggested reading & additional sources10m
1 practice exercise
Simulations and other types of serious games30m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Persuasive Gaming

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 23 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Persuasion and rhetoric6m
The process of persuasion5m
Case study: Three examples of persuasive games 6m
3 readings
Playing persuasive games10m
Module 4 in a nutshell (infographic)10m
Suggested reading & additional sources10m
1 practice exercise
Case-based quiz week 430m

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