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Where would i like to be in 10 years?

At the moment i am studying Buisness and Computer Games at Uni, i know computer games dosnt sound like it can but it can! In 10 years I want to have made up my own social enterprise company that make games for helping children to learn, as many children are visual learners and are struggling from books. Then I want to take the profits from this company to send as many free copys of the learning games and computers as i can to thrid world countrys.

So when i get the call from Tokyo in 10 years time I would like to be handing out some of these games persnally to children.

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Comment by Emily on March 5, 2010 at 2:34pm
Hey Hannah - your course sounds fascinating and your aims for 2020 do too! I work for an educational charity that runs an online learning community for schools around the world - we are keen to integrate more games... we should definitely have a chat and exchange some of our ideas!

Your choice of shadowing Iqbal Quadir is also very interesting - Bangladesh definitely needs more entrepreneurial initiatives - and as you pointed out - these can be far more effective and empowering than repeated infusions of foreign aid.

Nice work Hannah - nice work Iqbal!!! Keep it coming!
Comment by Bryan Carman on March 5, 2010 at 2:45pm
I also enjoy gaming, programming and computers in general. For this reason I started my daughter very early on the computer. She got her first PC at the age of 2 years and is now 8 years. I can't believe how easily young people pick this stuff up. My daughter is now a whiz on the PC and could even solve issues that I deal with every day while supporting users within my clinic. It is very important to acclimate our youth to these technologies at an early age. I view it like this, It is the responsibility of the parent to correctly "wire" their childs brain with the information they need to succeed in our world. It is important to get this "wiring" right the first time to avoid future issues where you may have to redirect or "rewire" your childs thought process. Modern technology is a great tool to standardize this process and teach our children fundamental ideas that are proven effective. Don't get me wrong though, there is no substitute for one-on-one interaction with your child. Afterall, parents are gods within the eyes of their children.

Great post, keep them comming
Comment by Hannah Peratopoullos on March 5, 2010 at 2:52pm
I agree, and i also think the same thing about schools, you do also need that one-on-one help sometimes which these children cant get from there teachers because of the size of the cla**** but these educational games would free up some of the teachers to help on a more persnal level.
Comment by Amanda Jeffrey on March 5, 2010 at 3:20pm
With developing countries under-supplied with things like electricty and computers, but with lots of access to mobile phones, have you considered that mobile phone development might be a promising route for educational games in less fortunate countries?
Comment by THIAGO CARVALHO PELUCIO SILVA on March 5, 2010 at 3:24pm
Wow, very nice idea!

Hope you achieve your goals and that I can help you!
Comment by Hannah Peratopoullos on March 5, 2010 at 3:26pm
That is a very good idea Amanda, i know that another company is placeing a large number of computers in the streets to be shared and that are powered most of the day but the moblie phone development is huge at the moment as well as cheaper to get into meaning that there is more of a possabilty of getting off the ground and helping. Thank you very much
Comment by John Tsangaris on March 5, 2010 at 4:38pm
Hannah, great idea! I have been in computer development for 10 years and am getting into game programming this year in anticipation for project natal. I want also want to incorporate games into education. I don't know if you played it, but Assassin's Creed 2 has certain puzzles in it that are very stimulating and require a very broad knowledge of some cultural figures, history, and ancient linguistics. While the game is an assassination based game, the puzzles are very stimulating for the intellectual.

I was actually going to focus on officer safety. The training our police get is very sparse. While the quality may be high depending on the instructor and course plan, the drilling is not there. If you watch the Marine drill team, you see what appears to be spacial perfection. That's because they do it over and over. Yet the police, do due budget constraints, get a one-two and then are put into the field. I was considering several games that would teach both academic and practical strategy in multiple situations, such as CSI, bomb threats, active shooting situations, hostages, dealing with mentally challenged, etc.

As well, my daughter with autism, needs special learning accommodations which I believe computer based games would help. (I believe Google Sketchup has a project for children with Autism).

I hope your vision comes to fruition! I hope I can help with it one day as well!
Comment by glim on March 5, 2010 at 4:42pm
hey hannah
i like your idea! have you looked into creative commons? creative commons licences help to keep the things that you do free for others. if you release something for free and it isn't legally protected, someone else can take it, monetize and market it and start taking peoples money for your ideas.

check it out: creativecommons.org
Comment by Deborah Cazden on March 5, 2010 at 4:55pm
For the IMAGINE1 task, you also need to tackle the problem of the "Tokyo Food Crisis". You can read about it by visiting the home page http://www.urgentevoke.com . Write a story of what you are doing in the present tense in 2020 when you receive the call to help with the food crisis. By stating in the present tense as it is actually happening, you are using a form of Transactional Analysis to change the way you think, effectively putting the thought into the universe so that it can actually happen. It is about you taking charge of where you will be without any distraction of "what if", negative thoughts, etc getting in the way. State it as if it has already come into being, and the universe will have no other option than to make it happen. :-)
Comment by Starling on March 5, 2010 at 5:04pm
Nice one Hannah. You might like to look at Widgit and the Serious Games Institute if you don't know about them already.


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