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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Serious Gaming by Erasmus University Rotterdam

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About the Course

Have you ever wondered how playing games can help us to train people, deal with societal challenges or raise awareness of contemporary social issues? In this MOOC you will learn the ins and outs of games that are designed with exactly those purposes in mind: serious games. We will define serious games and discuss the different types that have been developed. We will explain why people like to play them and what impact they may have. State of the art theories from game studies, philosophy and media psychology will be used to help you understand how serious games work and how they appeal to players. The potential impact of gaming is addressed in detail by discussing persuasive games, which aim at changing the player's attitude. Throughout the MOOC, theoretical insights will be illustrated with playful animations and case studies of serious games that are developed by world-class companies in the city of Rotterdam. This MOOC is particularly interesting for you when you are a student considering to study digital media such as serious games, a professional interested in the opportunities these games may create for your organization, or a game developer who wants to know more about the impact serious games can have. Note that this MOOC will not teach you how to design a serious game. Watch the teaser for this MOOC here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqjY1KSsEx8 Are you ready to broaden your vision on serious games? Join this course and be inspired!...

Top reviews

FT
Jun 28, 2017

Very interesting and well designed course. It helps you to understand from the very basics the dynamics about serious gaming, examples, and its characteristics. Well paced, keeps you hooked.

KK
Jan 7, 2017

An interesting course to learn about serious gaming overview. It deliverded with examples and good reference in youtube and websites to view examples of such serious games.

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By Shen D

Oct 30, 2017

Good course. A lot of theory foundation. I hope there will be more practical material in future session, especially numerical design, etc.

By Ines S

Oct 4, 2016

Good quality of videos and teaching materials, but I expected more content about gamification.

By mahsa j

Oct 4, 2020

very interesting course and it helped me to find out my thesis better

By Carolyn P

Apr 6, 2017

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By arne n

Oct 28, 2016

Poor. Fun American English intermissions, that's about it.

By Kostiantyn W

Sep 25, 2016

Too little information.