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Jörg Hofstätter by Mind Map: Jörg Hofstätter
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Jörg Hofstätter

Jörg Hofstätter studied Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and Oslo. In 2004 he founded ovos, an Online Studio with a focus on Branded Entertainment and Serious Games. He considers himself a digital Architect, Edupreneur and Chocolate addict and has a passion for Games with a purpose. He frequently shows up at Games4change, an international movement dedicated to support games for social impact. Jörg has had lectures on various Universities and currently teaches digital strategies at at the University of Arts Linz.


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Video games, a powerful tool for learning


Every form of new media had a rocky start

The video game industry is larger than the film industry

10,000 hours playing video games

Games are the new books

one area where they have trouble catching on

Games are not a substitute for books

they serve different purposes

..and Teachers are key


a physics game based on the topic of renewable energy

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A game made not for, but together with students and teachers

Learning Objective=Gaming Objective

Game mechanics used to spur players on and create an educational competition