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More than 360 million unique viewers watched a League of Legends “Mid-Season-Invitational” match. That is about 3 times more than a superbowl and 10 times more than a NBA final. The question therefore that has arisen recently, can the rise of electronic gaming create a new forefront for the education sector?

The History of Game-Based Learning

Game-based learning is not a new topic, but people have struggled with the usage and adoption. Introduced [here](http://media.soqqle.com/introduction-game-based-learning/), Game based learning is an approach through which games (typically through gaming software) help achieve learning by immersing oneself in the game, rather than engaging with traditional gamification practices.

Game-Based Learning has evolved. When the first education game Oregon Trail was created in 1971, it was touted as the first ever educational game. Games have changed since then. They have become way more fun, cool and exciting.

The Role of Games in this Revolution

But why is 2018 – 2019 any different? The answer is simple, we are at the age of digital transformation and rising hyper-millennials (Gen-Z). Traditional ways to engage learners has shown to be not as effective as in the past. Where past generations grew up in assembly-line workforces that type-cast people into roles, the upcoming generations need unique skills to solidify their future. As evidenced as the rise of esports, youths have a much higher of catching on to game-based learning to acquire those skills.

And the reasons are pretty clear on why digital game-based-learning may be the future. James Paul Gee of Arizona State University states that games yield 3 unique key benefits in empowering learners, making learning problem based and ensuring understanding is deep.

Problem: The lack of infrastructure

However its not easy to adopt this new learning style. To design a game-based learning tool, it requires a certain set of skills. Described [here](http://media.soqqle.com/rise-edutainment-game-based-learning/), techniques used often require the same tedious process to design a game – a full-fledge profession. During September 16, Professor Eddy pitched in Thailand during the “Falling Walls Labs” his goal to build a new game-based learning tool that could be used as a platform for others to adopt in schools.

Rising New Technology

But there is a new class of mega-ecosystems that is rising today. This is coming from the growth of a revolutionary new technology called “Blockchain”. Participants are integrated together with digital tokens as incentives and a unbreakable link called “Blockchain”. Similar to a digital online game, these digital tokens could be used as incentives for users to claim cool rewards.

A unique new MMORPEG

One such platform rising out of the Blockchain and Gamification world is Soqqle. Aiming to help people to understand better their “Soqqle of Friends”, they are exhibiting in EduTECH Asia 2018 in Suntec Singapore. Soqqle is a game-based learning social platform for users to find out more about their friends and institutions through customizable stories, tasks and objectives set by the institutions themselves. Through these, users earn cool rewards like achievements and tokens.

Educators can easily customize content and rewards to learners and participate in a game-based eco-system, often linked us to external brands aiming to incentive users to participate in meaningful goals.

With this, Soqqle aims to create a new type of genre called MMORPEG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Educational Game)

Summary

With a new rise in electronic gaming as seen in Esports, it is about time that the “brother” educational gaming step up. With the evidenced benefits of game-based learning, there will be no losers in this revolutionary game.


About Soggle

Soqqle, a futurism-tech company will demo it’s monumental gamified community “platform as a service”. The product works like a RPG game, a social network and a forum backed by behavioral science research. With soaring market reviews across Asia, the product will demo for the first time in public.

Soqqle is an Start-up of EduTECH Asia 2018, taking place from 9-10 October at Suntec Singapore. Visit them at SP06. Registration to expo is free. Get your tickets here

 

About EduTECH Asia 2018

At EduTECH Asia, we pride ourselves on bringing together thousands of educators from across Asia to evaluate and plan for the future of learning. In 2018, we’re be going bigger and better than ever before. Spanning across 3 exciting days, the event will feature 8 theatres of content spanning topics in K-12 Education, Tertiary Education, IT Transformation, Vocational Training (VET), Early Childhood Education, Special Educational Needs (SEN), Education Business Leaders as well as our brand new EduBUILD Asia on building 21st century learning spaces. Plus, there will be lots of EduSLAM Sessions, Practical Workshops, EduSHARE Roundtables and more. Supported by IMDA, event will also feature an exhibition showcasing the latest edtech innovations and technologies. Join us at Asia’s largest education conference & exhibition. 

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