Good practice guidelines

Following is a list of good practice guidelines on how to get maximum impact from the HERA learning intervention. For more details, please refer to O4. Good Practice Guidelines.


Carefully select scenarios that add value to existing educational practices

Ensure that scenarios have balanced roles for interesting

Use available scenario templates that provide functional cities to create your scenario teamplay

Choose a problem that can be seen or experienced in real-life and is relevant to students

Make sure that all computer equipment and software have enough power to execute the HERA scenarios

Learning delivery


Encourage students to perform individual research before collaborating with their group members towards solving a scenario

Use a scenario that may be individually played to introduce the players into the game

Evaluate learner newly developed knowledge through debriefing

As an educator, act as a facilitator and a guide in problem-based learning

Don’t explain everything on a scenario in one iteration; rather use several iterations to build knowledge and skills

Be an effective facilitator while students work on a problem

Allow sufficient time for students to work with the scenarios

Allow students to reflect

Introduce homework


Use the HERA game to motivate students to develop their programming and coding skills

Integrate learning objectives in the game scenarios

Use HERA as a UX testing platform