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Mobiles Games for Education and Development: What Is the Score? | MobileActive.org

by AnneryanHeatwole, mobileactive.org

As mobile penetration grows (over 90% of the world’s population is now covered by a mobile network), mobile phones already have a wide reach in educational and informative initiatives. Incorporating games into this work is another way to bring technology to those who need it. As the mobile gaming industry continues to grow, education and advocacy workers should look into how games can creatively reach new audiences.

There are six points that make a game a winner:

  • low-cost
  • easy-to-understand concept
  • quick moments of play
  • providing a useful or entertaining resource
  • sustain long-term interest
  • Cultural Appropriateness

Read the whole article at Mobiles Games for Education and Development: What Is the Score? | MobileActive.org.

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Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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