The Pyramid Assessment Framework for ‘Competence Developing Games’

Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 618)


There are different types of games that try to use the motivation of a gaming situation in a learning context. All these different types are considered separately these days. This paper introduces a new terminology ‘Competence Developing Game’ (CDG) as an umbrella term. Furthermore, a new assessment framework is presented that provides a standardized and comparable evaluation of all kind of CDGs. With this new framework, different types of games can be assessed, compared and optimized in a focused and effective way.


Competence Developing Games Serious Games Gamification Business Simulations Assessment 


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  1. 1.Laboratory for IT Organization and ManagementAachen University of Applied SciencesAachenGermany

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