What is Games Based Learning (GBL) ?

Games Based Learning (GBL) is also known as ‘Serious Games

Wikipedia describes it as: “games explicitly designed with educational purposes” and “games that are designed to teach people about certain subjects, expand concepts, reinforce development, understand an historical event or culture, or assist them in learning a skill”

We prefer the Confucius quote: “Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Let me do and I understand”  In other words, just telling someone in a brief or letting the read a risk assessment or method statement does not engage them and ofter may fail to get the point across.

 

Learning to fly 

How to you train an airline pilot – send him up in a plane, or first put him in a flight simulator.  More complex than a SEEABLE APP, but the same principle applies – it is all games based learning.

 

What has GBL to do with SEEABLE ?

We take this principle and apply it to engage users in safety briefings and visualising risks in complex environments.  By combining intuitive visualisation in 3D, panoramic images to link the virtual and the real environment and bespoke ‘bolt on’ features to add information or visualise safe working zones.

Most engineering or architectural design is completed in 3D now.  This data is then often shelved once it’s primary purpose is complete.  As a SEEABLE APP, this ‘as built’ 3D asset is re-used as a tool for safety managers and for disaster recovery planning.  Take a serious fire in a complex environment – how do you communicate exit points, trapped personnel and key information to fire teams ?  In the wake of the 9:11 bombings, many of the US Authorities carried out 3D mapping of public enclosed spaces and government owned properties for just this purpose.

 

Want to know more – we love to talk, so call us on 08700 34 2222 or email info@seeable.co.uk to discuss how we could bring value to your business

 

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