Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Games-ED: Serious Games New Brand Targets The Education Market


Games-ED is the Serious Games New Brand At Pixelfountain
 
 
 
Via: Games-EDInnovation In Learning
 
Games-ED is a brand within Pixelfountain aimed at the education market.  Please find also Transforming Education: Learning Powered By Serious Games
 
Games-ED is relatively new but the products are based on the work of Pixelfountain which has been creating Serious Games and learning simulations for about fifteen years.  During that time, Pixelfountain has developed around fifteen learning simulations and delivered over 450 workshops and trained over 6,500 people from the public and private sector. 

More on their current portfolio can be found at http://www.pixelfountain.co.uk/learning_simulations.html

Games-ED products can be used to support learning in the curriculum, but they also promote the development of other skills such as collaboration, employability and personal learning and thinking skills.
They currently have three products: 
 


They are all resource management games that model virtual communities.  The games are played in a workshop and the students are split into teams that represent different roles in the town.  They must work collaboratively to make improvements and get a high score.  Additional activities support the games in order to reflect on the learning and stretch the learners.  

They have also delivered projects in schools looking at games design and development.  Great examples are Eco-Busters http://www.games-ed.co.uk/games-design-workshop.html and Climate Crew http://www.games-ed.co.uk/bespoke.html

Please visit http://www.games-ed.co.uk/index.html for more information or have a look at their Blog http://www.games-based-learning.com/p/about-authors-and-blog.html