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CREO: Serious Games Popularizing Science

Gaming For Science - Serious Games that cultivate a taste for discovery
Via: CREO - Gaming For Science

Game for Scienceis CREO’s science-themed Serious Games portal (in French Science en Jeu), where you can play Serious Games for free.

CREO is a production studio specialized in science, based in Canada. Since December 2001 CREO has been working with businesses, government departments, museums, industry taskforces, foundations and academia to explore new ways of popularizing science.
CREO stands for Creativity, Rigorous attention to detail, Excellence and Originality. CREO focuses on these core values—which the team calls its “DNA”—to create high-quality innovative multiplatform products. In addition to publishing their own Serious Games for Science, they provide organizations with customized science communication services.
CREO Studios position themselves in the market asscience communicators, having customers’ science content at the very heart of their creative process.
Serious Games for S…

Submissions Open For The Serious Games Showcase & Challenge

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Submissions Open for theSerious  Games Showcase & Challenge  on August 1st!

The Serious Games Showcase & Challenge will open and be accepting entries for the 2012 I/ITSEC August 1st.
Whether you’re an individual, small business or big business – the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge is open to you!  
Submissions can be targeted to training in any segment, including education, corporate, or military.  
If game development is your past-time (indie game developer), your intended field, or your current business you can create a game into a training solution to enhance training. It could put your work in front of some of the best gaming and simulation companies in the world.
Email: sgschallenge at

Or visit SGS&C new website at more information

Experts Dissect Serious Games Assessment @ Serious Play Conference

Via: Serious Play Conference
While using Serious Games as a teaching tool is becoming more common place, with even the President appointing Constance Steinkuehler as an adviser on game based learning, it is still difficult to measure the effectiveness of these instructional methods. 
Experts in the field of game assessment will shine a light on the issue of performance measurement and ROI in games and virtual worlds for education, health care, government/military Sims and corporate training at Serious Play Conference.
Here is the PRESS RELEASE:
Do Games Really Encourage Learning? Experts Dissect Assessment at Serious Play Conference
SEATTLE – July 24, 2012 -- Do non-entertainment games designed to teach really work? 
Experts in the field of game assessment will shine a light on performance measurement and ROI in games and virtual worlds for education, health care, government/military Sims and corporate training at Serious Play Conference, a leadership conference studying the future of Seriou…

Serious Game Expo 2012 Unveils Its New Edition

The 8th Edition of Serious Games Expo has officially kicked-off
Via: Serious Games Expo - Interactive Solutions For Training, Communication and Sales
Serious Game Expo has become the reference for Serious Games and Advergames in Europe. 
The 8th Edition of Serious Game Expo will open its doors on October 22-23, 2012 at the Lyon Congress Center РCit̩ Internationale.. Serious Game Expo is the place to be for Serious Game developers in France and in Europe. The 2011 Edition hosted more than 1000 visitors and 42 exhibitors.
Serious Game Expo is conceived to gather key Serious Games Market players, creating the context for them to share expertise in a lively environment. 

Active Learning With Business Serious Games In Higher Education

Guest Post by Zsuzsa Jakab - Business Development Manager at Cesim Oy.

Have you ever tried explaining complex business concepts to your students? If so, you'll know that it's difficult because many of the real life nuances of business decision making get lost in the process. So what do you do? Many people have found success by using active learning tools like business simulations However, there are a few things you should know before you buy and implement a business simulation to ensure that it’s a roaring success in your class (please find also CNN Today On How Serious Games Can Make You Smarter).

This post will tell you three things; (1)what are Business Serious Games(2) what you need to know to make sure you select the right solution that will let you successfully illuminate various business concepts to your students, and (3) what are some Business Serious Games for specific disciplines that you can use.

1. What are business simulations?

Business simulations are active learn…