Over the semester my Instructional Design course at UC Denver had an assignment to create a lesson plan and storyboard content for a project listed ion the United Nation Volunteer website, www.onlinevolunteering.org. We were also instructed to step outside our comfort zone and choose something we had little to no experience with, and so myself and another student chose a project that combined gaming and learning, which is now my new favorite discussion topic in Instructional Design. You can look up the request from the UN here. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are very important to our world as a whole, and I encourage you to learn more about them here.
The UN wanted to develop a photo memory game to help people learn and recognize the 17 unique and important SDGs, and spread awareness of their existence, by way of a mobile app. Early on it was identified that a physical memory card game version of this initial request would also benefit the UN's intended audience since these goals affect everyone in the world and so many still have no access to the internet. In fact, all materials developed for this learning solution were done intentionally to be available online and offline. The infographic depicted above, for example, could be digitally dispersed online or printed and displayed in a classroom or office.
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Below is approximately 30 minutes of the mobile app photo memory game learning solution. Examples of the game's interface, path for learning, and practice and assessment opportunities are displayed.