ISTTS held an online webinar with the topic "How Games Technology and Design is Changing the Business World and the Public Sector". This webinar will be held on Monday, 19 October 2020 at 10.30. This webinar was attended by 60 internal participants through the Zoom platform. The webinar was presented by 3 speakers at once, namely Mr. Wenas (Representative from Universal Surabaya), Mr. William (Representative from Kaplan), and finally Mr. Nathanael NG (Representative from Murdoch University).
The webinar was started by Mr. Wenas who talked about Universal. So, Universal is an education company that has received an award from the Singapore Government through the STB (Singapore Tourism Board). In addition, Universal is also an official representative of the University of Toronto, the first and only one in the world. Therefore, for more than 22 years Universal has been trusted by more than 5000 students who have continued their studies abroad.
The webinar was then followed by Mr. William who spoke about Kaplan. Kaplan is also often referred to as "one of the largest education providers in the world" because it has operated in many countries. In addition, the place of teaching conducted by Kaplan is in Singapore. The time needed to complete the study is approximately 16 months. So, we don't need to worry if we want to continue our studies in Singapore because Singapore is a country with a high level of tolerance.
After that, the webinar was replaced by Pak Nathanael NG who talked about how technology and game design impacted the business sector. At the beginning of the material, the resource person tells about the history of the game. Then the speaker gave a trick so that the game could be enjoyed by the community. The speaker gave a simple example of how to get young children to eat bitter melon, especially because bitter melon is known as a bitter vegetable. Even though small children prefer to eat chocolate than bitter vegetables. The speaker gave the first solution, which is to combine bitter melon with chocolate. Then the question is, will the little boy eat it? The answer is no because bitter melon will not go well with chocolate. Then the speaker gave the second solution, namely by cooking bitter melon together with other vegetables such as tomatoes, eggs, broccoli. Is this the correct solution? The answer may be, because even though it is a bitter vegetable, bitter melon will taste delicious if cooked properly. It's the same with games, so we have to pay attention to the appropriate "composition" in making games in order to get a positive response from the public.
At the end of the event, the speaker gave a very interesting quote, namely "if you want to bring games into everyday life .. make it fun, not addictive". The webinar was then ended by a question and answer session between the participants and the resource persons. Then proceed with taking a group photo and filling in attendance .