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‘How to Become a President’ is a kind of serious game.

What is a Serious Game?

Serious Games are games designed for a primary goal different from pure entertainment. Now, it is actively used in the educational field [1].

Nowadays, the game is a useful material for learning. Motivation is one of the essential factors for continuous learning. Using learning tools as playing the game proved to help to maintain motivation [2].

App store

If you look around the game section for 5-7 years old in Appstore, most of the apps are for learning. These games are seven popular apps in Finland’s AppStore [3]. As you see, three of them are for learning – computer programming, language, and chemistry.

 

[1] Marc Prensky. 2003. Digital game-based learning. Comput. Entertain. 1, 1 (October 2003), 21. DOI:http://lps3.doi.org.libra.kaist.ac.kr/10.1145/950566.950596

[2] Marc Prensky. 2003. Digital game-based learning. Comput. Entertain. 1, 1 (October 2003), 21. DOI:http://lps3.doi.org.libra.kaist.ac.kr/10.1145/950566.950596

[3] https://sensortower.com/ios/rankings/top/iphone/finland/kids/ages-6-8?date=2020-05-07

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