Game-based Learning in the Universities and Lifelong Learning

Acronym: 

Uni Game

Program: 

SOCRATES / Minerva

Funding: 

European Union & RACTI

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Partners: 

Project period: 

Tuesday, October 1, 2002 to Friday, October 1, 2004

Description: 

Unigame addresses the concepts of game based learning with a focus on the higher education sector. Game-based learning has been adopted widely for childrens learning. Only recently has it been discussed for learning of adults. Within UniGame this field should be opened to European Universities for student learning but also fo continuous education concepts. The games to be adapted, used, and trailed within UniGame will focus in their educational, rather than recreational, value. The game selection will focus on social game forms, which are based on current theories of collaborative and community learning. It will be based on research on game-based learning, but also on best practice of using games in group learning. The game forms will mostly be communication oriented, taking in account also user behaviour of mobile technologies and chat environments.