Wednesday, October 24, 2012

After the storm

"Grasp the Disaster",
Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company
Science education matters, but it tends to be boring. So the Swedish educational broadcasters decided to go crossmedia. Instead of providing formula they built a platform dealing with real problem solving. "Grasp the Disaster" (Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company) wants to show what science really is about.

Students are getting involved by game-type missions in which they act as squad leaders in an emergency center after a natural disaster (such as severe water pollution, power supply breakdown, food shortages, or heavy storms) has struck the country. Apart from the game engine, the site provides different TV doc formats and loads of thrill. (And some theoretical backgrounds in physics, chemistry, biology of course.)

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