Jun 29

BEACONING Ecosystem Requirements Workshop at INESC TEC

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During the workshop held by ATS on 16th June 2016 at INESC TEC, Porto, the BEACONING Ecosystem requirements have been discussed. The partners were divided into four teams: Authors, Gamers, UX Designers and Pedagogues. The main objective of the workshop was to define the key functionalities of the BEACONING Ecosystem components, regarding the…

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Jun 20

BEACONING presented by GeomotionGames

Posted by Pau Yanez

The BEACONING project at #SpinUOC On June 16th Pau Yanez, CEO of Geomotion Games, presented the BEACONING project at SpinUOC event organized by the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). #SpinUOC is the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya's (UOC) transferable knowledge event to present the innovative solutions produced by startups in Catalonia to society and industry.…

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Jun 14

Top Tips for Gamifying Classrooms/Workshops

Posted by David Wortley

Engaging participation in workshops and classrooms can be very challenging, especially in an age where knowledge and information is accessible online 24/7 and interactive and immersive technologies on mobile phones and tablets constantly compete for attention. Gamification of classrooms and workshops is neither new nor difficult. Good teachers have used games psychology and…

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Jun 14

The Value of Games in STEM Education

Posted by David Wortley

Some years ago I was invited to be a judge in a national competition run in the USA by a charitable organisation called HASTAC (www.hastac.org). The competition was targeted at young people and its objective was to encourage kids to develop games which could create learning activities for STEM (Science, Technology, Education and…

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Jun 6

Secondary School Education through the use of video games

Posted by Laurent Auneau

In a country like France, over 140 000 secondary school students drop out every year with no qualifications whatsoever. The annual cost of this academic failure is estimated at about 24 billion Euros. The main reason behind this dropout is the passage from primary school, where the children tend to be closely accompanied to…

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