ProsocialLearn will deliver a series of disruptive innovations building on a game development and distribution platform for the production of prosocial games that engages children and stimulates technology transfer from traditional games industry to the educational sector.
Prosocial games and distribution platform
A ground-breaking digital gaming genre will be created to help children acquire the prosocial skills necessary for positive relationships, teamwork, trustworthiness and emotional intelligence (EI).
ProsocialLearn will also establish a new market for digital games aiming at increasing social inclusion and academic performance.
SMEs (small and medium enterprises) from the traditional game industry will work together with serious games companies to produce a series of exciting digital games targeting European schools, with two SMEs within the consortium producing an initial set of games and additional SMEs incorporated in the third year of the project to foster market creation.
Pilot studies to assess the ProsocialLearn platform
Through a multi-disciplinary collaboration between industry, researchers, psychologists, pedagogists and teaching professionals, ProsocialLearn will address complex factors associated with child development and advanced ICT in school curricula.
Both short term and longitudinal studies (pilots) will be conducted at schools across Europe to build scientific evidence of the benefits of prosocial gaming in different cultural settings and scales, and to explore business models, business plans and verify financial viability of the ProsocialLearn platform.
ProsocialLearn game development API
ProsocialLearn will offer games developers scientifically proven prosocial game elements for development digital games.
The ProsocialLearn application programming interface (ProsocialAPI) will allow developers to integrate functions into games including visual sensing, identification of prosocial signals from in-game actions, personalised adaptation of game elements, player profiles, game mechanics and expressive virtual characters, and support for data collection with protection of personal data.