The UOG says:
We live in the information age, it has become increasingly challenging to attain and retain the attention of the masses. There is a need for an engaging communication channel that can rival today’s distractions.
Games tend to monopolize the player’s attention during play. The current methods of communication are mostly one way / unidirectional. I introduce to you Interaction. This is use of games in education which offers a chance for an educator to engage a target audience while they are in this “monopolized” state of mind. Interaction will help governments talk about policies such as devolution. Interaction will help educators during lessons in classrooms. Interaction will literally engage the users. With the improvement of IT infrastructure in a number of 3rd world countries, this solution is justified to be relevant to pre teens, teens and the youth. Interaction will revolutionize how people communicate with each other. My team and I came up with Election Thief, an android based game that preached the message of peace during the Kenya general elections that were held in March 2013. Since then, the new Government in Kenya has created an initiative where children joining 1st Grade in 2014 in 6000 schools will each be given a laptop to use in class. This is where games will come into play. Use of games in education has been proven to work before in other countries. With the games, the children will not only enjoy learning, they will also acquire vital IT skills with ease. The games will be based on the present curriculum already established. They are NOT replacing the teacher, but improving the retention levels of the students as well as giving them IT skills.