Tem-se pensado muito como aumentar a interactividade e o interesse dos leitores de notícias online, que de tanto pensar passou-se por cima do óbvio. Como é que nós todos nos interessámos por computadores? Através dos jogos (principalmente…). Por isso é de estranhar que só agora se pense mais a sério na utilização de jogos para formar e informar. Aqui ficam alguns exemplos:
There has been a lot of thinking about how to increase the interactivity and the interest of online news readers, so much we may have past through the obvious. How did we all got into computers? through games (mostly..). So it’s strange that only now people are seriously thinking about using games to inform and teach. Here are some examples:
There are the usual suspects when it comes to multimedia news pieces: slideshows of the wonders of nature, interactive diagrams of new buildings, video interviews with the downtrodden… all of which likely teach the viewer something new. But sometimes the news needs a little dose of fun factor.
Considering many people under 30 aren’t picking up newspapers or listen to non-music radio programming, making a fun online game is a great way to hook them in. As long as the games remain diverting without being overbearing, they will continue to succeed.
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Breakthrough, an organization that does human rights work in both the United States and India, has released a game, ICED (I Can End Deportation) to help players learn the ins and outs of immigration policy and rights. The game, which targets youth, is intended to teach players how unfair U.S. immigration policy is.
The game is available as a free download, and includes educational materials for teachers who might want to use the game in the classroom. It’s an interesting intersection of web activism and educational gaming, to say the least.