AbstractSerious Games are now an established field of study. In this field most would attribute the rise of Serious Games to Clark C Abt’s creation of the term in 1970, or indeed Ben Sawyer’s popularization of it in 2002. However, considering the rich history of purposing non-digital games, itself preceded by discussions of purposing play that are traceable to the work of Plato, it can be said that Serious Games is a contemporary manifestation of centuries old theories and practices.
[...] Keywords : Serious games, Play, Simulation-based learning, Game-based learning, Games for social change, Games for health, Playful learning
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:To evaluate the effectiveness of Serious Gaming and Gamification interventions for delivering pre- and post-registration health professional education compared with traditional learning, other types of eLearning, or other Serious Gaming and Gamification interventions. We will primarily assess the impact of these interventions on students’ knowledge, skills, professional attitudes and satisfaction.
Keywords : Serious game, Health, Health game, Protocol, Gamification
In French-speaking research, the expression ‘serious gaming’ is used in English in order to refer to the practice of diverting videogames aimed at three new, functional purposes: the diffusion of message(s), training and data collection. ‘Serious games’ are thus distinguished from ‘serious gaming’: while the end result may appear similar (combining games with educational purposes), serious gaming applies new functions a posteriori. To h
[...] Keywords : Serious Gaming, Serious Game, Serious Modding, Serious Diverting
Abstract After the turn of the century, video games have risen up to the level of the largest mainstream entertainment mediums, now even challenging the movie industry in size. Even though the area occupied by serious games in this market has only just recently really started growing, with serious games still being only a relatively small portion of the video games market, has the idea of using games as tools for education and training been the target of continuous interest for at least the
[...] Keywords : Video games, Serious games, Simulations, Simulate, Educational games, Edutainment, Health games, War games
Abstract: Nowadays computer games are being developed for more than just the mere entertainment of the players. In the field of health and education, serious games aim to improve the level of the cognitive abilities, in a more attractive manner. Among the mental process, the concentration and the relaxation are the basic cognitive abilities in tennis. The timely monitoring and the levels of these abilities are important when the performance enhancement is concerned. Mental preparation of tennis
[...] Keywords : Serious games, Mental training, Tennis, Concentration, Relaxation
Background: Serious games are computer or video games that contain elements that are specifically designed for the purpose of education or training. Serious games are increasingly being used within healthcare, but their introduction into and application in psychotherapeutic settings as an e-mental health treatment modality raises questions for both patients and therapists. Current research demonstrates the potential role and effectiveness of serious games within a psychotherapeutic context.
Researchers and health professionals have long been curious about the potential of electronic games for purposes beyond entertainment. This topic is of particular importance given the rapid growth of the game industry, whose products are enjoyed by over 1.5 billion people worldwide (EEDAR, 2015), many of them on mobile devices. As the number of smartphone users continues to grow, with conservative estimates projecting a rise from 2 billion worldwide at the end of 2015 to 6.1 billion in 2020 (Eri
Objective: Serious games are becoming popular in various healthcare domains. However, they should be designed to cater toward learners' perspectives, needs, and specifications in order to be used to their full potential in education. This study investigated the gaming experiences, motivations, and preferences of pharmacy students.Materials and Methods: An anonymous self-administered survey obtained participant demographics, gaming experiences (enjoyment level of different game genres,
The IDATE institute proposes for free the 2010 Serious Games study. It is the 2nd edition. The first one was published in 2008. The serious gaming market is of considerable importance. As the link between traditional video games and practical software, serious games offer a genuine opportunity to develop a sector that is all too often considered a niche. Furthermore, they offer huge potential for growth: "In 2008,” comments Laurent Michaud, project leader of the report
[...] Keywords : Serious Game, Serious Gaming, Market, Health, Communication, Advertising, Military, Education
Abstract—Serious games are present today in several fields such as education, government, health, defense, industry, civil security and science. In our research we are particularly interested in serious games used in education since they have become an essential part of the learning process and one of the main pedagogical tools used for diffusion of educational messages. So the use of serious games in an educational context can motivate students and stimulate their interest as they fit int
[...] Keywords : Assessment Grid, Education, Serious games, SG-LOM