Category: Blog

3DHive at the Adult Learning Symposium 2014: Innov...

The Adult Learning Symposium is organised by the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL), a division of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) that facilitates the development of a Continuous Education and Training (CET) ecosystem. The event is held …

Mechanics or narrative?

The BBC reports a study undertaken by researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute and the University of Rochester that casts new light on the relationship between video games and violence. The researchers suggest that violent thoughts that arise …

Cities, games and real-world experience

I’ve been playing Mini Metro, an abstract game where you have to connect cities by drawing, and redrawing, the metro plan to keep pace with an ever-increasing number of residents who want to move around. It’s abstract and …

Study – games aren’t bad for you

One of the concerns people still sometimes have about using games in schools is “aren’t games bad for you?” And of course the answer is, “it depends”. Like all media, there are times when the story or setting …

Modding games for classrooms

The BBC Future site recently featured US organisation Glasslab’s current educational gaming project, adapting SimCity from the code up and aligning the tasks players face with the US Common Core curriculum standards. It’s the latest in a twenty-year …

3DHive Community of Practice launches

Last Friday 1 November, nine schools under the Singapore Ministry of Education came together at the Alienware Arena cyber cafe to discuss their use of games for learning, along with play and media creation as pedagogy on the …