Mijke Slot

 

 


 

Dr. Mijke Slot is lecturer at the Department of Media & Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam and researcher at the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC). Her research interests lie the field of new media, the activities of media users, online creativity, the future of journalism and serious games. Recently, Mijke co-wrote a report on the serious gaming sector in Rotterdam. In this report, she investigates the talent needs of game companies in the serious game sector. In the International Bachelor Communication and Media, the Master Media & Culture and the Master Media & Business, Mijke develops and teaches courses on social media, the impacts of communication technologies and active audiences. In 2015, she was awarded the Erasmus University teaching prize.




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Nov 28th 2016

Have you ever wondered how playing games can help us to train people, deal with societal challenges or raise awareness of contemporary social issues? In this MOOC you will learn the ins and outs of games that are designed with exactly those purposes in mind: serious games. We will define serious games and discuss the different types that have been developed. We will explain why people like to play them and what impact they may have.

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