Gamification meets sustainability and democracy: Newest flashMOOC from the University of Bern

In the newest flashMOOC you step into the shoes of a small town’s Mayor and work your way up to the federal office. You better make (sustainable) decisions for the benefit of the citizens.

03. February 2022, David Graf, UNIBE

Many students know this: They sit in front of a learning video, lean back, their thoughts drift away and soon circle around the after-work beer instead of the video content.

In the newest flashMOOC “Democracy vs. Sustainability - Education Game” this is not possible. Viewers slip into the shoes of a small town’s mayor and have to make decisions on how to deal with various issues. See which decisions have what effect on the environment and learn wether these decisions are not only sustainable but also democratically legitimate.