Silva is an Instructional Designer at Sun Microsystems. He is an avid learner
and instructor, and worked in the language-learning field for many years in his
home country of Brazil. Silva is engaged in learning mediated by social media,
virtual worlds, and games and has spoken at key Universities in Brazil, China, South
American Samoa about Technology-Assisted Language Learning and the use of
social media to enhance and promote learning. He currently resides in the
greater Atlanta area in the State of Georgia.
Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) facilitate e-Learning while maintaining motivation. They are excellent tools to encourage collective intelligence, collaborative play, and distributed storytelling in an educational environment. ARGs also help to increase communication, and raise awareness about products and causes. Read this case study, assemble your design team, and create a successful game!