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VR Serious Game Allows Leaders To Test Themselves In Formidable Situations

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Earth-to-Mars, a Virtual Reality Serious Game co-created by eLearning Studios and Headspring, the executive development joint venture of Financial Times and IE Business School, has won silver honors in the 2019 International Serious Play Awards competition in the Company Training category.
Earth-to-Mars claims to be the first of its kind in the executive learning space, allowing leaders to test themselves in formidable situations. 
Departing from the background presumption that leaders work in challenging circumstances — staying focused under pressure, dealing with complex and conflicting priorities, and pivoting when needs require, the game uses Virtual Reality to simulate such pressures in a learning experience.
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Earth-to-Mars is designed for two-players connected wirelessly. One player experiences the Mars basecamp in virtual reality, the other runs Earth’s Mission Control using an interactive tablet.…
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3 Games For Social Emotional Learning Win Awards In International Serious Play Competition

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LOS ANGELES – June 18, 2019 – Three games designed for Social Emotional Learning (SEL) have been cited for excellence in the 2019 International Serious Play Award Program
Gold Medal citations were awarded to: Trauma-Informed Practices for K12 Schools, an interactive professional development solution for educators to build skills, confidence, and empathy to better support students whose behavior might be caused by trauma or distress. The product was created by Kognito in partnership with UNICEF USA and Mental Health America of Greater HoustonSilver Medal status went to: The Compassion Project, a game designed to help primary school students understand compassion and how to practice it in their lives, developed by The Game Agency with EverfiBronze Medal recognition went to: Project Here Games, an interactive game structured to offer bite-sized activities to allow middle school students to …

Serious Game Helps Managers Learn And Practice Coaching Techniques

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Pragmatic Leadership: Coaching Leader, a Serious Game created by Wrainbo, Inc. for Bacharach Leadership Group, has won silver honors in the 2019 International Serious Play Awards competition in the Company Training category.
The Coaching Leader game was designed to help managers learn and practice coaching techniques that are immediately applicable to their day-to-day conversations with those they lead. Coaching enables managers and leaders to engage and develop their people and include competencies such as active listening, asking facilitative questions, and giving feedback.
In the game, the player assumes the role of a people manager to role-play in various real-world scenarios, such as giving feedback to their subordinates. The branching dialogue design provides dozens of paths for the players to practice and immerse in.
All the game sessions and modules are bite-sized and can be consumed in 5-12 minutes. It allows the c…

Serious Game To Understand The Role Of Monetary Policy In Growing A Healthy Economy

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Chair the Fed,a Serious Game created by the educational arm of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, has won gold honors in the 2019 International Serious Play Awards competition in the Higher Education category.
The purpose of Chair the Fed: A Monetary Policy Game is to develop players’ understanding of the role of monetary policy in growing a healthy economy.
The game accomplishes that by simulating fundamental relationships between monetary policy, price inflation, and the labor market. Using the Federal Reserve’s key monetary policy interest rate, players learn about the impact of rate changes on prices, jobs, and the economy.
The game also provides a hands-on approach to learning about policy time lags, the real rate of interest, supply and demand shocks, and the natural rate of unemployment.

Chair the Fed puts players behind the wheel of the U.S. economy, charged with meeting two key goals: stable prices and high emp…

6 Games For Higher Education Win Awards in Serious Play Competition

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LOS ANGELES – June 13, 2019 – Six Serious Games designed for use in higher education have been cited for excellence in the 2019 International Serious Play Award Program
Gold Medals were awarded to: Chair the Fed, a monetary policy game to develop players’ understanding of the role of monetary policy in growing a healthy economy from the Federal Reserve Bank of San FranciscoJack the Riddler,a game to facilitate English dialogue between foreign students created by Ahoot Media, in collaboration with Viden Djurs, DenmarkMalaria Invasion, a health care game that educates university students of the molecular mechanisms used by the malaria parasite to infect red blood cells, after the mosquito bite and the parasite Plasmodium enters the bloodstream, created by Drexel University’s Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious DiseaseThe Phoenix Student Success Game, a student support and intervention tool to …

7 Games For Company Training Win Awards In International Serious Play Competition

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LOS ANGELES – June 13, 2019 – Seven Serious Games designed for use in company training have been cited for excellence in the 2019 International Serious Play Award Program
Gold Medals were awarded to: License to Recruit, a game designed to help hiring managers develop skilled and positive approaches to employee recruitment - with a special focus on avoiding cognitive bias. The game was created by Serious Games Interactive for MaerskTriskelion, an online course to help employees learn how to develop their own personal productivity and time management systems, created by GameLearnSilver Medal status went to: Earth-to-Mars, a serious virtual reality game for leadership skills co-created by eLearning Studios and Headspring, the executive development joint venture of Financial Times and IE Business SchoolHenkel Window and Door Installation Certification Game, a window installation certif…

Institute Of Play Founder Will Keynote Serious Play Montreal

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Katie Salen, Co-founder of both The Institute of Play and Connected Camps To Keynote Serious Play Conference at UQAM in Montreal July 10-12, 2019
LOS ANGELES – March 18, 2019 -- Katie Salen, Founder of both The Institute of Play and Connected Camps, an online learning platform powered by youth gaming experts, will keynote Serious Play Conference’s Montreal conference on game-based learning July 10-12, 2019.
Salen will discuss the role of Minecraft, a sandbox video game created by Swedish game developer Markus Peterson, reimagined by Microsoft for use in schools, today widely used to teach children computer coding as well as classroom subjects ranging from science to the arts. Salen will discuss the game’s role in "Raising a Generation of Good Gamers.”
The international conference, hosted by the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), will fe…