AlbaSim

Serious games + Educational innovation

AlbaSim designs and develops Serious Games for training in academic and professional environments.

Our Research & Development activity includes developing authoring tools for serious games, integrating serious games and active pedagogies, using serious games as a basis for resolving real-world problems, analyzing the impact of using serious games.

AlbaSim is a research entity of the Media Engineering Institute of HEIG-VD (Switzerland).

Objectives, means and tools

Objectives

Develop pedagogical approaches fostering:

  • The ability to solve complex problems
  • The development of analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills
  • The concomitant acquisition of hard and soft skills

Means

Use serious games in training as a means to:

  • Simulate concrete practical cases
  • Increase learning motivation
  • Allow errors to be made inside simulations rather than in reality

Discover our Serious Games

Tools

The Wegas authoring system developed in our institute, to facilitate access to serious games:

  • Costs reduction
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Simplified game customization