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ALT-C presentation of Geological Serious Game

On wednesday 9th Sept.. Myself and Jacqueline Houghton from the Earth Sciences Dept, Leeds University - presented at ALT-C ( Association for Learning Technology ) Conference hosted at Manchester University for this year.

The session was our first opportunity to disseminate the project outside of our respective Geology and Arts circles to a Education / Learning Technologists Conference. We were on the OER track - as the Virtual Mapping project is freely accessible for other organisations to use. During the day, we were informed that Durham University had started using it in some of their teaching sessions, Woo hoo!

---> Link to project here <---

The session was well attended, especially against the range of other parallel sessions going on. Feedback was positive. Some questions of student engagement with a game, that might not have visual par with a Game Console; so far the students using it have not seen this as a barrier to engagement. Some discussion on DEM data of real place…