Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Serious Games Help Students Make Better Personal Financial Decisions

Serious Games helping teachers deliver a comprehensive investor education program

Related posts:

Developed by Digitec Interactive for the Council for Economic Education (CEE), and aimed at middle school and high school students, Gen i Revolution is an online Serious Game that gives students the opportunity to learn important personal finance skills as they play and compete against fellow classmates. The episodic learning game supports both single player and team play, while the platform also includes lessons, materials and additional resources for teachers.

Managed by the CEE, the suite of games is supported by the state and national standards-aligned online book Learning, Earning and Investing,  which offers lessons, complemented with visuals and activities and a glossary of financial terms, also available as a downloadable Companion Resource and an Integration Guide

The Gen i Revolution consists of fifteen interactive missions in which students complete a variety of activities to help them learn important personal finance concepts such as: building wealth, investing in human capital, budgeting, credit, risk and return, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, forecasting the future, and financial planning.

Within each mission, students are introduced to a character who is facing a particular financial crisis. As a part of the Gen i Revolution, students learn about the crisis, strategically select their “Operatives”, and then complete activities with the ultimate goal of solving the mission.

To learn more about each of the fifteen missions, please find the details at

Have a taste of it!

The fifteen rescue Missions of Gen i Revolution have been developed around the concepts presented in the teacher resource guide The competitive nature as well as the engaging activities of the game create a motivating learning environment for students.

Both Gen i Revolution and the Learning, Earning and Investing® print materials can be used on a standalone basis or in conjunction with each other. By using the print materials along with the online Serious Game, teachers can deliver a comprehensive investor education program using a variety of teaching methods and media.