MOOC Serious Gaming

Course dates

The MOOC Serious Gaming is always available online. Once you enrol, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once the MOOC has begun, which is every 4 weeks.

Fee

The course is free. If you want to obtain a certificate, the fee is around 50 euros. 

Course information

Have you ever wondered how playing games can help us to train people, deal with societal challenges or raise awareness of contemporary social issues?   

In this MOOC you will learn the ins and outs of games that are designed with exactly those purposes in mind: serious games.  We will define serious games and discuss the different types that have been developed. We will explain why people like to play them and what impact they may have. State of the art theories from game studies, philosophy and media psychology will be used to help you understand how serious games work and how they appeal to players. The potential impact of gaming is addressed in detail by discussing persuasive games, which aim at changing the player's attitude. Throughout the MOOC, theoretical insights will be illustrated with playful animations and case studies of serious games that are developed by world-class companies in the city of Rotterdam.  

This MOOC is particularly interesting for you when you are a student considering to study digital media such as serious games, a professional interested in the opportunities these games may create for your organization, or a game developer who wants to know more about the impact serious games can have.

Contact

Prof. dr. Jeroen Jansz

Email address
jansz@eshcc.eur.nl

Dr. Mijke Slot

Email address
slot@eshcc.eur.nl

Instructors

  • prof.dr. (Jeroen) J Jansz

    prof.dr. (Jeroen) J Jansz

    Prof. dr. Jeroen Jansz is Academic Director of the Community for Learning & Innovation and Full Professor of Communication and Media at Erasmus University…
  • dr. (Mijke) M Slot

    dr. (Mijke) M Slot

    Mijke Slot is assistant professor of Media and Communication at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her…

Course dates

The MOOC Serious Gaming is always available online. Once you enrol, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once the MOOC has begun, which is every 4 weeks.

Fee

The course is free. If you want to obtain a certificate, the fee is around 50 euros. 

Tax
Not applicable
Start date
No specific start date
Duration
6 weeks
Offered by
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Discipline
Behavioural sciences and society
Course type
Open lecture
Instruction language
English
Mode of instruction
online
Funding

private

Registration

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