Serious games at the UNHCR with ARLearn, a toolkit for mobile and virtual reality applications

  • Atish Gonsalves (Speaker)
  • Stefaan Ternier (Speaker)
  • Fred de Vries (Speaker)
  • Marcus Specht (Speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesTalk or presentation (not at a conference)Academic


    This article presents experiences and lessons learned with the implementation of a serious game for simulating the management of a hostage taking scenario. The game was created with ARLearn, a toolkit for mobile and virtual reality serious games, developed at the Open University of the Netherlands. In collaboration with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), ARLearn use cases for crisis situations were developed. This manuscript covers the games that were designed with UNHCR’s Global Learning Centre (GLC) and discusses the training pilot with UNHCR staff-members.
    PeriodOct 2012
    Event title11th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2012)
    Event typeConference
    Conference number11
    LocationHelsinki, FinlandShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational