University of Alaska Anchorage

04/16/2024 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/17/2024 01:11

COH Simulation Introduces Serious Games

We are excited to share a development at the College of Health (COH) Simulation Center.

Serious games represent an innovative approach to experiential learning, blending gaming engagement with simulation's educational objectives. These interactive experiences offer a dynamic platform for learners to apply knowledge, develop skills, and navigate complex scenarios in a risk-free environment. From healthcare management simulations to crisis response scenarios, serious games offer a versatile toolset to address multiple educational needs and expand our capacity to deliver impactful learning experiences across various disciplines.

COH Simulation has purchased a table-top gaming kit. As we explore this new niche of simulation practice, we invite you to experience the power of serious games firsthand. Suppose you are impressed by the new application to enhance learning outcomes and are interested in offering opportunities for serious games in simulation, we encourage you to consider joining future training with COH Simulation as a serious game facilitator.

Target audience for this phase: Leadership, faculty, and staff from all disciplines
Participant minimum: 4-12 persons (4/per group, 1 group minimum, 3 groups maximum)
Location: In-person, HSB ___TBD (3795 Piper Street, Anchorage, AK)
Activity time: 3.5 hours

Activity breakdown:

  • 10 minute Introduction
  • 20 minute Game Instructions
  • 60 minute Game Play
  • 10 minute Scoring
  • 90 minute Debriefing

Date options:

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 01, 2024, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 02, 2024, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 03, 2024, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 06, 2024, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 07, 2024, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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