Open Guidelines

Open Guidelines

We are big believers in open education, open resources, and the sharing economy. With this in mind we designed Game Changers to be inherently open in nature, and in turn ask that everyone who takes part does so in an open and connected way.

What do we mean by open?

The Game Changers Programme is predominantly online, there isn’t a password to access any of the content and resources so we have made everything open for everyone to see.

We have also licensed everything that we have made with Creative Commons, this means that you can use, reuse and remix the resources for your own benefit, just as long as you attribute us (BY) and don’t commercialise it (NC).

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Creative Commons Some Rights Reserved

We understand the frustration of Copyright infringement with so much content that is readily available on the internet being licensed ‘All Rights Reserved’. We believe that the internet is a model for sharing and collaboration and so licensing with Creative Commons empowers us to hold onto the rights that we value, for example, being credited, but gives back valuable information to the commons to remix and build upon.

You can learn more about Creative Commons licenses at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/

Tools

We have aggregated Useful Tools we think could help you be open in a sharing economy. However, not all of these platforms are Open Access, so we recommend that you read the Privacy Policy of any service so that you are happy with where your data is being stored and how it is used. We understand that you will not want all of your team chats public online, so we have also added some useful messaging apps you can use for free!

Please share with us all of your progress with the #GChangers hashtag, we want to share your handwork with the wider network!

To play a game well, you need to know how it works! Game design thinking will help us to inject fun in problem solving. As part of the Game Changers community, we will go through the missions and quests towards understanding the secret to game design and the relevance in learning. And most of all, we will have fun and gain new skills in the process.

Game Design Thinking
Sylvester Arnab, GC Team

Say hello to the group and share your thoughts and what your skills are. You never know when you might want to trade knowledge and skills to make your games better! We believe in learning together and from each other, so jump in!

Community
Kate Green, GC Team
The Game Changers programme is all about being open and sharing your ideas with the wider community, read our Open Guidelines for suggestions of great platforms you can use to share your work!
Open Platforms
Alex Masters, GC Team