A serious game for teaching carers

The talk describes a system for educating carers. The aim is contextualized learning. The .system allows the user (carer) to home in on a location, possibly their own, within which to learn through game playing and also to share their knowledge with other learners. The approach is similar to that of the Millennium Hospital system, i.e., a serious game whereby the user navigates an environment to explore information about various conditions, skills. techniques, etc, with assessments to test the effectiveness of their learning. The system's ability to engage with the user was well illustrated by involving the audience in taking one of the assessments.The system has been validated and evaluated through feedback from the carers who have used the system.

Questions were mainly about the detail of using the system and its effectiveness for the carers.