Category: gamification

Facial expressions really matter

In May 2022, AFEdemy performed interviews with 2 female and 2 male policy makers from municipalities and ministries about the STEP_UP character Britta Johnson. The interviews took place online; the scenes of the game were presented to the interviewees. In general, the interviewees were very interested in the game and found the scenes very attractive….Continue Reading Facial expressions really matter

In Portugal, nurses and carers saw for the first time the results of the STEP_UP game

Following the work done over the past year, SHINE 2Europe has once again relied on the support of nurses and formal carers of older adults to see for the first time the outcome of the STEP_UP game, an educational game that promises to teach how to minimize the damage and risks of a pandemic. In…Continue Reading In Portugal, nurses and carers saw for the first time the results of the STEP_UP game

STEP_UP project partners in Croatia

Representatives from the partners of Step-Up consortium attended the third transnational meeting of the project, which took place on 5 and 6 April in Zagreb, Croatia. This project, whose main result will be an educational game to raise awareness of how to deal with a pandemic, aims to develop adult education tools with particular emphasis…Continue Reading STEP_UP project partners in Croatia

STEP_UP scenarios for politician well received by stakeholders

Almost one year ago, the STEP_UP game project started (Stop epidemic growth through learning, Erasmus+ KA2 Action, 2020-2023). Coordinator is SHINE 2Europe and as partner AFEdemy is responsible for the production of the Manual on social and policy interventions. The project team will develop an online serious game in which the learner can follow a chronological path…Continue Reading STEP_UP scenarios for politician well received by stakeholders

Croatia workshops with Public Health and epidemiologists

For the purposes of the development of the STEP_UP game and characters, CIPH is creating a character and scenes in the field of public health. The goal was to identify stakeholders within this sector and bring their expertise and real life experience together through a constructive workshop. During the workshop the character was presented along…Continue Reading Croatia workshops with Public Health and epidemiologists

Interviews to health care managers help design the characters

In the frame of the activities related to the educational game development, WISE ANGLE has been tasked with consulting key stakeholders so as to feed the participatory co-creation process aimed at designing the characters, the real-life situations they will face in the playing scenarios and the measures they will have to put in place to…Continue Reading Interviews to health care managers help design the characters

ISIS interviews volunteer groups to advise on the game design

The workshops that were held in the partner countries Portugal, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain and Germany with various actors who were active in the COVID-19 pandemic serve as a basis for the elaboration of realistic challenges that players should overcome to contain a pandemic in the STEP_UP game. On the 29th of July ISIS Social…Continue Reading ISIS interviews volunteer groups to advise on the game design

Consortium that promises to teach how to deal with a pandemic met in the Netherlands

The partners of the STEP_UP | Stop Epidemic Growth Through Learning project met on September 1 and 2, in the second transnational meeting of the project. The session took place in hybrid format, with some partners meeting in person in Gouda, in the Netherlands, and the others meeting online. STEP_UP is a European project, funded…Continue Reading Consortium that promises to teach how to deal with a pandemic met in the Netherlands

Nurses and caregivers support SHINE 2Europe in the STEP_UP game development

During the month of July, SHINE 2Europe consulted nurses and formal caregivers to devise scenes of a game that will teach how to fight a pandemic. Participants were brought together in two workshops and, with the help of a SHINE facilitator, made their contributions to the STEP_UP project | Stop Epidemic Growth Through Learning. This…Continue Reading Nurses and caregivers support SHINE 2Europe in the STEP_UP game development