An estimated 40% of the world plays video games, and the global game industry is bigger than movies and music combined. But games can be more than just entertainment. Increasingly, games are a tool for education and a mechanism for social change. The Digital Communication Network is organizing a special training webinar in how games can be used to produce civic good. Participants will have a unique opportunity to learn about the most effective (and most fun!) “serious games” available today, from online games that teach you how to spot fake news to mobile apps that encourage empathy. The three-hour training course, split over two days, will conclude with an exercise where teams design their own “serious games for democracy.”
The course is organized by the DCN Global and taught by an expert in disinformation technology from the U.S. Department of State’s Global Engagement Center. No prior expertise in games necessary. The webinar is intended for professionals in public policy, education, adult education, or journalism, or anyone interested in how to use interactive experiences like games to achieve social impact. English language proficiency is required.
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