GBL MOOC – Week 1: Game Based Learning/Game principles: Serious Games (Darfur is dying)

This post documents my thoughts on Darfur is Dying as part of the Week 1 activities research into Serious Games for the Games Based Learning (GBL) MOOC. The game  Darfur is Dying – http://www.darfurisdying.com What is it? Darfur is Dying is mtvU’s Darfur refugee game for change that “provides a window into the experience of the 2.5 million refugees in the Darfur region of Sudan. Players must keep their refugee camp functioning in the face of possible attack by Janjaweed militias. Players can also learn more about the genocide in Darfur…

GBL MOOC – Week 1: Game Based Learning/Game principles: Serious Games (Viking Quest)

This post documents my thoughts on Viking Quest as part of the Week 1 activities and research into Serious Games for the Games Based Learning (GBL) MOOC. The game  Viking Quest – http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/games/viking_quest/ What is it? Viking Quest is an adventure game produced by BBC history. The player is placed in the role of a viking who has been issued a challenge by their chief. The challenge is to travel to a distant land, loot a monastery and then return to Norway with the treasure. Audience General/Primary and Secondary school…

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