The 2013 SEGAN Summer School was held in Tallinn, Estonia, hosted by TLU and closing with the SEGAN International Conference.
Serious games are games that are designed for a serious purpose and not only for entertainment (defense, education, scientific exploration, health care, emergency management, city planning, engineering, religion, politics, ect). SEGAN is a network whose goal is to promote the development and use of serious games. iTec is a project whose goal is to develop engaging learning scenarios. During this course we will introduce the iTec scenario: "Students Designing Educational Games".
The objective of the course is to go through all activities needed for the development of the serious games from selecting the idea and binding it with learning goals to the development of the game prototype in the environment that does not require programming skills.
General overview of the course:
- Monday – Introductory lectures for game based learning and serious games
- Tuesday – Thursday – Workshop of designing and developing serious games. Participants in small groups design and develop serious games from idea to prototype.
- Friday – International conference (open to wider audience) where European experts present novel topics from the field of serious games.