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co.LAB elected for the design of a large-scale serious game

March 24, 2021
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MEI-AlbaSim

MIMMS is a large-scale project aiming at the development of a serious game that will prepare health professionals to manage exceptional events.

The project team, which includes researchers, medical doctors, emergency medical staff, instructors, IT specialists, graphical designers and serious games experts, has opted for the co.LAB framework as a guideline for the serious game design.

This project is led by AlbaSim (HEIG-VD) and the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), and co-funded by InnoSuisse.

PRITS Serious Game presented at the Patient Rights Symposium

March 11, 2021
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MEI-AlbaSim

On Monday 19 April 2021, the first symposium on patients’ rights will be held on the theme “Practical challenges and teaching in the digital age”. The symposium will be organised by a multidisciplinary team from the Haute Ecole Santé Vaud (HESAV) in partnership with AlbaSim, HEIG-VD. 

PRITS, the first serious game developed with co.LAB methodology, will be the focus of several talks.

PRITS serious game web page

February 16, 2021
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MEI-AlbaSim

Web page of the first serious game currently in development with the co.LAB framework.  Patients' Rigths and Innovative Teaching Strategies (PRITS) is an interdisciplinary project that aims to facilitate the learning of patients' rights for heatlh professionals. The project team involved trainers, engineers and researchers from health, law, design, education and computer sciences.

PRITS project is a partnership between AlbaSim, HEIG-VD and the Haute Ecole de Santé Vaud.

Workshop "Platform Development"

November 17, 2020
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MEI - AlbaSim, LIP

This workshop is specifically dedicated to digital learning game authoring tools, with topics as:

  • The existing Wegas platform 
  • UX and UI aspects
  • Concept of the co.LAB platform
  • Usage traces analysis

The workshop is attended by project team (UniFr and HES-SO) and Nadine Mandran (CNRS, Grenoble University).

Workshop "Ethics and data protection in digital learning games"

November 10, 2020
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MEI - AlbaSim, LIP

Workshop includes discussions on practical implication of ethics and data protection aspects for digital learning games.

The workshop is attended by project team (UniFr and HES-SO), Nadine Mandran (CNRS, Grenoble University) and Mathieu Vermeulen (IMT Lille).

Workshop "Digital learning games design"

November 03, 2020
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MEI-AlbaSim, LIP

Workshop includes discussions on digital learning games design methodology, design process and collaborative processes.

The workshop is attended by project team (UniFr and HES-SO), Nadine Mandran (CNRS, Grenoble University) and Mathieu Vermeulen (IMT Lille).

First Test of the co.LAB Game Design Framework

September 22, 2020
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MEI - AlbaSim

The co.LAB framework is tested by the AlbaSim team in the Patient’s Rights & Innovative Teaching Strategy (PRITS) project.

This project, in partnership between AlbaSim and Haute Ecole de Santé Vaud (HESAV), aims at developing a Serious Game whose purpose is as much to support students in learning the legal rules applicable in the field of heath, as to broaden the pedagogical options of teaching and learning.

First Test of the "Learning game project description" model

March 11, 2020
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MEI - AlbaSim

First use of the "learning game project description model" at Bern University. The model is used in order to define a serious game project at veterinary faculty.

The model was used to guide discussion of a multidisciplinary team including the clinic director, a veterinary student, a veterinary doctoral student, a computer scientist and a serious game designer. The model enable to have a project description and proposal at the end of the 3 hours meeting.

Project Kick off meeting

January 28, 2020
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MEI-AlbaSim, LIP

During the meeting, foundations of project management are defined. A first outline of the elements of the co-creation methodology is elaborated.

co.LAB project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation

November 29, 2019
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MEI-AlbaSim, LIP

The co.LAB project (A Digital Lab for the co-Design, co-Development and co-Evaluation of Digital Learning Games) has been elected for a four-year grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) in the frame of the NRP 77 programme “Digital Transformation”.

The co.LAB project aims to set up a methodological framework for collaboration between teachers, game developers and researchers in educational sciences, supported by a collaborative digital platform dedicated to the co-design, co-development and co-evaluation of digital learning games.

Responsible applicant: Prof. Dominique Jaccard, Albasim, MEI, HES-SO
Main project partner: LIP (Laboratoire d’Innovation Pédagogique, UniFR, Prof. Eric Sanchez),