Digitally supported simulation games as part of university teaching - Senaryon is already in use at over 20 universities worldwide! The flexible usage models allow us to respond precisely to the most diverse requirements of university teaching. Lecturers can use the task and assessment system to give students feedback and award ECTS points, e.g. for reflection essays or independent development of the simulation content. The simulation games can also be conducted asynchronously over a longer period of time and can thus be integrated well into the course.
Senaryon conducts a broad range of university simulations, which cover topics such as the European Council, regional services of general interest, and international climate negotiations. They are also very diverse in terms of structure: one-day workshops with simulation games, blended learning settings with online and face-to-face phases, or simulations lasting several weeks during the semester. Senaryon is also exciting in the context of international university cooperation, in which students are not all in one place and can still participate in a simulation game via the platform. One example is the cooperation between the University of Göttingen and the Universiteit Antwerpen in Belgium. In mixed groups, Master’s students from both universities conduct the online simulation game “Green Europe? Lobbying in the European Union using the example of climate policy”. As representatives of the European institutions and various interest groups, the students are working on a regulation to reduce greenhouse gases in transport.
The simulation “Green Europe?” is a pure online simulation game. It is structured asynchronously, i.e. the individual phases last several days. Within this time, the students complete tasks, chat with each other, work out drafts and prepare resolutions. At certain scheduled times, all participants are online simultaneously to conduct negotiations using a video conferencing tool. Otherwise, the participants are free to organise their working time as they wish - the Senaryon notification system keeps them up to date on what is happening in the game. The content developed by the students is assessed by the lecturers from both universities. In the moderation area of Senaryon, they can use the task system to observe and evaluate the students' activities and contributions and give feedback directly on individual contributions. The work to be done is usually part of the simulation game, so for example, content has to be researched and position papers and press releases have to be written. For this project, we developed the structure and the basic content of the simulation game, which has been carried out for many years by lecturers from both universities.
Whether at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder, at the FernUniversität Hagen or as part of the European Studies Masters of CIFE in Brussels and Nice: sometimes the games are completely online, sometimes blended, sometimes digitally supported on site. Sometimes the content comes from us, sometimes it is developed and uploaded by the university itself. The task and assessment system enables flexible use in teaching and makes participation attractive and engaging for students.
Bislang ca. 20 Hochschulen weltweit
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With Senaryon, we bring interactive political simulations to schools in Bavaria. On behalf of the Bavarian Center for Political Education, we have developed four simple planning games that can be used free of charge by teachers in Bavaria.
Unionslabor is a unique digitally-supported simulation game for European education. Nearly 20,000 people have already played Unionslabor. With just three clicks, you can create your own game on unionslabor.de and get started!
Free role-playing games for interested citizens in the public libraries of Berlin. The Association of Public Libraries in Berlin offers three role-playing games developed by us about the work of the district assemblies in Berlin.
Security policy simulation: The “Conflict in the Gagonian Sea” strategy game is one of the most complex simulations on our Senaryon platform. Participants can influence the dynamics of this conflict simulation through over 500 different measures.
Organizational development through the strategy game “New Work” - the simulation of a change process in a company or organization: Negotiate different options as a team, play them out, and test the effects.
Political simulations from the Hessian state parliament with our platform Senaryon. School classes and other youth groups simulate the legislative process and experience firsthand and interactively how politics is made.
Be a minister for a day and take a seat at the cabinet table - our simulation game at the Open Day of the Federal Government makes it possible! Interested citizens play a digital supported cabinet meeting in a maximum of 75 minutes.
Senaryon as a virtual think tank: For an international expert conference on hybrid threats in Helsinki, we set up Senaryon so that experts could input, comment, and vote on their recommendations.
The “Climate-Neutral City” simulation in eight different languages at schools worldwide! From Czech Republic to India, the Goethe-Institut carries out the games on Senaryon with local teachers.