The Gaming World Simplified: Platforms, Genres and Online Habits | Primary

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The Gaming World Simplified: Platforms, Genres and Online Habits | Primary

This webinar will provide headteachers, designated safeguarding leads and all teaching staff with an in-depth understanding of the gaming world, what makes it so appealing and how it can be used for positive educational purposes.

Online gaming is now a hugely popular form of entertainment for children and young people. Ofcom report that 70% of children aged 5-15 play games online, rising to 80% for children aged 8-11 and 86% of 12-15s. Children’s time on video games has increased over the last year but trusted adults often find it difficult to keep up with the latest trends, widening what may be an already existing knowledge gap.

In this webinar Dr Alistair Brown, social media literacy expert, video games researcher and Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at Durham University, will help to simplify and deconstruct the gaming world; unmasking some common preconceptions and delivering a unique breakdown of the key characteristics that define online gaming.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding how gaming has evolved and the frequent misconceptions surrounding who plays games, for how long and its links with behaviour.

  • Identifying typographies and categories and understanding that games are not just a single, uniform entities but have multiple layers to them.

  • Recognising how different platforms entail different kinds of play and exploring how game design spills over into real life contexts.

  • Understanding the diverse range of gaming genres across different platforms and identifying some practical ways to keep track of emerging trends in gaming culture.

  • Discussing positive examples of ways games can be used to help educate and stimulate children’s learning and development.

Dr Alistair Brown

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Dr Alistair Brown

Assistant professor of digital humanities, social media literacy expert and video games researcher
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