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Triad Attends the NSF Summer Conference

Triad Co-Founder Robert Brown showing off Far-Plane

Triad showed of its collaboration with the Center for Creative Leadership at this year’s NSF SBIR Phase II conference. The project, Far-Plane, is a game-based leadership program designed to teach CCL’s Boundary Spanning Leadership model.

Far-Plane is a unique role-playing game that teaches essential leadership skills through exciting challenges and quests. Set on a resource-starved planet torn among warring factions, players navigate complex political environments, unite diverse peoples, & build strategic alliances to save the world. Far-Plane empowers players to evaluate situations and make decisions using critical thinking, build alliances, analyze character and motivation, and form lasting relationships with diverse individuals. These important skills in Boundary-Spanning Leadership enhance real-world leadership and relationship-building skills, making smarter, more thoughtful individuals who are better equipped for success in a rapidly changing global society.

A science video game for elementary preservice teachers

Van Eck, R., Guy, M., Young, T., Winger, A., & Brewster, S. (2015). Project NEO: A science video game for elementary preservice teachers. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, HI: Hawaii International Conference on Education.

ThinkZone (Triad’s Partner Company) Visits the White House

Last week, part of the Triad crew travelled to the White House with http://www.thinkzonegames.com, one of our partner companies, present on our new career education app, Hats & Ladders. We were lucky enough to attend because our app was one of the finalists in the Reach Higher Career App Challenge, a challenge calling upon mobile app developers to submit mobile solutions to improve student access to information about careers. During the day-long meeting, we were able to demo our app, talk to government and industry folks about how our app can help students with career exploration, and see demos of some of the other apps being developed as part of the challenge. We are hopeful to win the challenge, with an announcement for a grand prize winner expected in a few weeks. We’ll be sure to post again when the announcement is made.

Triad Now on Instagram

Triad Interactive Media is now on Instagram! Add us and see us engage with the design and development process… and post about our latest projects!! Our handle on Instagram is @triadinteractivemedia.

Serious Games for Training and Learning

Triad Interactive Media creates serious games for training and learning, having developed solutions for K-12, higher education, corporations, and government. We are pioneers in serious games design and development and have built serious games solutions for education, business development, and training. We have won national and international awards for our games—e.g., CODiE for Best Educational Game; however, we are most proud of the way we engage learners. Let Triad work with your organization to build games or interactive training solutions that align with your training or learning goals. Contact Us to begin the conversation.

View a video demo for one of our upcoming games, Far-Plane. Far-Plane is a Leadership training game developed for the Center for Creative Leadership.

Triad Partner ThinkZone Is a Finalist in Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Challenge

One of Triad’s partners, ThinkZone Games, is excited to announce that we are finalists in the Reach Higher Career App Challenge. The challenge, sponsored by Luminosity Labs and the U.S. Department of Education, is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative. The Challenge launched last October, calling for new mobile technologies to help students navigate education and career pathways.

Our app, Hats & Ladders, is a game-based app that supports middle and high school career exploration with swipe-to-choose self-assessments, connected activities, and mini-challenges. Hats & Ladders provides repeat exposure to a broad spectrum of careers and enables students to draw connections between their personal attributes and multiple pathways to career success. Once the product is complete, we will post additional details on our blog, so be sure to subscribe to our news via RSS.

Which Word? 2.0 Now in the iTunes App Store

The latest version of our confusing words app, Which Word?, is now available in the Apple App Store. Updates to the app include the addition of new word pairs and a new quiz function for users to test skills on confusing word pairs! Description: English has dozens of words that speakers and writers often confuse because the rules governing them are odd or because the words sound alike. For example, when should you use whom instead of who, or lie instead of lay? What’s the difference between principle and principal, or capital and capitol? Using the wrong word can undermine your credibility and prove embarrassing in social and professional settings. To ensure that you use proper English, you should consult the app WhichWord, which contains short and clear explanations of when to use over-confusing words in English. Get Which Word? 2.0

Triad a Part of the ED GAMES EXPO

Triad was a part of the ED Games Expo again this year! On December 9, 2015, the ED Games Expo showcased 30 small business firms and 60 games for learning developed with the support of SBIR. At the Expo, attendees played serious learning games while meeting the developers. It was the 3rd year in a row for the Expo (see a recap of the 2013 Expo here to read this link content and the 2014 Expo here) and 2nd year in a row for Triad. The event was open to the public and free to attend.