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The Art of Serious Game Design: A hands-on workshop for developing educational games: Facilitator guide | OER Commons

Overview: The materials within this guide are intended to support multidisciplinary teams in or during the pre-production phase of serious game design as they collaborate in a facilitated workshop. It is critical that the workshop facilitators are familiar with the conceptual framework and proposed methodology in order to better support participants as they collaborate in the game design brainstorming and protoyping steps.Subject: Education Source: The Art of Serious Game Design: A hands-on workshop for developing […]

It’s Not Too Late to Replace Toxic Tech With Humane Technology

Harris and his team at the Center for Humane Technology created an online course called Foundations of Humane Technology, which takes registrants through six values-centered tenets that, if we prioritize them when designing new tech (or changing the design of existing tech), can improve our experience both individually and as an interconnected community. Source: It’s Not Too Late to Replace Toxic Tech With Humane Technology

It’s Not Too Late to Replace Toxic Tech With Humane Technology

Each of the paradigms of thinking in the tech industry that got us where we are should be overhauled by a human-centered focus. Rather than shrugging off the harms of technology by asserting that there are always costs and benefits, we should focus on minimizing harmful externalities. Rather than giving users what they want, we must respect human weaknesses and vulnerabilities (for example, the way social media platforms exploit the brain’s dopamine response). Rather than […]

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