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How Researchers Can Work With An Educational Video Game Studio

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

As a mission-based for-profit company, we’re fortunate to have built strong relationships with several academic institutions working at the forefront of cutting-edge game-based learning research. Here at Filament our teams follow this research with great interest, oftentimes allowing the discoveries to reshape our own methodologies and approaches when warranted. Here are a few of our …

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Why You Should Use Unity to Build Your Next Learning Game

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Any age, any platform, and any subject – when it comes to creating world-class games for learning and social impact, versatility is key. A vital component underlying this flexibility is our studio-wide adoption of Unity, a cross-platform game engine that we use to develop all of our learning games. In order to better understand the many justifications …

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How XR Training Can Help Save Your Business Money

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Virtual and augmented reality are poised to radically transform learning and training as we know it. We think so. Others agree. And the research backs us up. But what’s more, according to a new report from interactive entertainment market intelligence firm SuperData Research, businesses who embrace technologies like AR, MR, and VR for training are predicted to save an estimated $13.5 billion dollars …

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Oculus Quest for Learning: What Educators Need to Know

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

In November 2016, CEO Dan White published an article exploring how VR changes learning. Fast-forward two years, and it’s obvious that the technology has yet to reach its full potential in classroom and training settings. There have, however, been signs of promise – in the K12 sphere, Oculus recently announced the launch of Oculus Education …

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Research Roundup: Corporate Training and Adult Learning

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

No matter the player’s age, game platform, or subject matter, digital games have the power to effortlessly immerse players in complex problem-solving for long stretches of time – making them ideal for engaging young learners and teaching key 21st century skills. But did you know that game-based learning can lead to enhanced learning outcomes for adults, …

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The Perfect Platform for Personalized Learning: Video Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Marketing Director Brandon Pittser tapped 2018 as a big year for personalized learning in our most recent EdTech predictions article, citing a series of sizable investments from the Facebook-backed philanthropic powerhouse Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. For those unfamiliar with personalized learning, the term refers to the idea that each learner needs a learning experience that is …

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Instructional Designers: Level Up Your eLearning Content with Learning Games!

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Instructional designers are experts in the art of making information understandable, consumable, and retainable. They have the very difficult task of handling large volumes of complex information that has to be distilled into slides, visuals, and different kinds of eLearning formats. As the features in self-authoring tools like Adobe Captivate have evolved, many instructional designers can …

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Game-Based Learning Applications: CPR Training

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

The American Heart Association reports that more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur each year in the United States, with a mere 12% of afflicted individuals surviving such an event. While survival rates are dramatically increased for those who receive immediate CPR attention from a bystander, the fact remains that less than 1 in 5 American adults …

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Abstraction in Learning Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

I was asked to write about abstraction in games for the Filament blog, which is a topic near and dear to my heart. Let me start by offering some hippy dippy nonsense that you will probably roll your eyes at, because you’ve already seen The Matrix. I think it’s useful though just to give you …

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