Preface

Welcome to The Art of Serious Game Design facilitator guide.

This facilitator guide has been created by the Digital Education Strategies (DES) team at The G. Raymond Chang School for Continuing Education at Ryerson University, based on empirical research conducted by Ryerson University, George Brown College and Centennial College in Toronto, Canada.

A special thank you to eCampusOntario for supporting innovation in applied research in technology-enabled learning and funding this research project.

The team members involved in the research project were Dr. Tony Bates, Leonora Zefi and Dr. Anastasia Dimitriadou (The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University), Dr. Alexander Ferworn (Department of Computer Sciences, Ryerson University), Dr. Ozgur Turetken (Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University), Dr. Daria Romaniuk (Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University), Margaret Verkuyl (School of Community and Health Studies, Centennial College), and Dr. Paula Mastrilli (Post Graduate Nursing Programs, George Brown College).

Special thanks to the Digital Education Strategies (DES) team for their support in coordinating the research activities and production of this guide, including instructional design, web development, video production, and editing.

Sincere gratitude to the workshop participants who invested time, energy and creativity in shaping the workshop and this guide.

We hope that the guide will help to facilitate the process of game design for your teams. We would appreciate any feedback from your experiences in facilitating or participating in workshops using this guide.

Please email Naza Djafarova at ndjafaro@ryerson.ca to request the Ryerson research team to facilitate a workshop for your team.

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