Six Higher Education Games Win at Serious Play Awards

Six serious games designed for use in higher education have been cited for excellence in the 2019 International Serious Play Award Program.

Gold Medals were awarded to:

• Chair the Fed, a monetary policy game to develop players’ understanding of the role of monetary policy in growing a healthy economy from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

• Jack the Riddler, a game to facilitate English dialogue between foreign students created by Ahoot Media, in collaboration with Viden Djurs, Denmark

• Malaria Invasion, a health care game that educates university students of the molecular mechanisms used by the malaria parasite to infect red blood cells, after the mosquito bite and the parasite Plasmodium enters the bloodstream, created by Drexel University’s Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease

• The Phoenix Student Success Game, a student support and intervention tool to stem college freshman drop-out rates developed by E.I. Games for Ball State University

Silver Medal status went to:
• Mol, a game that seeks to answer the unmet need for effective resources in organic chemistry and to optimize user experience by keeping student actively engaged from Substrate Games

Bronze Medal recognition went to:
• myVRScope, a software solution, using AI and VR, that not only mitigates the lack of enough lab equipment for all to use, but provides an effective learning experience for on-campus and online learners alike. Created for Adtalem Global Education by the Immersive Learning Experience Team

Winners will be given a chance to attend this summer’s Serious Play Conference Events and display their games. This year conferences will be held at the University of Central Florida (UCF) July 24-26, 2019 and the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) July 10-12.

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