VOXPOP brings learning to life in museums & classrooms through media-rich, collaborative, role-playing experiences.
Our VOXPOP software offers a platform to distribute collaborative live-action role-plays. A facilitator uses VOXPOP to guide groups through immersive role-plays. Participants use any web-enabled device to follow along and interact with the role-play. These role-plays can be used in classrooms, museums or other informal learning environments to help participants explore different perspectives and work together to collaboratively solve problems.
VOXPOP was awarded the inaugural prize for Best Civics Game at the 2022 Games for Change Festival
VOXPOP for Museums
Do you work for a museum or public space looking to develop new educational experiences to engage visitors? The VOXPOP platform can help you turn a tour into a participatory town hall.
VOXPOP for Organizations
Looking for new ways to share your organization’s vision and mission in classrooms across the country? We can help you build an interactive educational experience teachers and students will love.
- license existing content for use in their space
- commission new content for use in their space and in classrooms
- commission fully-customized experiences that leverage the VOXPOP technology platform to create unique educational offerings
A case study: Bringing Rhode Island history into classrooms
The Education and Public Programs office of the Rhode Island Department of State (DOS) offers tours and programming for student groups at Rhode Island’s majestic state house in Providence. It also provides teaching materials and access to primary sources related to Rhode Island history and government for use by educators. After learning about the educational potential of role-plays, the DOS became interested in developing a historical role-playing experience aimed at high school students.
We worked with them to pick a topic that would provide compelling choices for participants. As a team, we decided to focus on the Dorr Rebellion, a fascinating and pivotal moment in Rhode Island history. After researching the event, we created the role-play content and media, and tested with teachers and students around R.I. The final version of the role-play is freely available to teachers throughout Rhode Island and beyond.
The Dorr Rebellion beta is now available for teachers to use on VOXPOP. When the final VOXPOP site launches this spring, the Rhode Island State House can also offer teachers access to the role-play and teaching materials through their website.
Interested in hearing more about how VOXPOP role-plays can bring your content and educational offerings to life? Call Greg Trefry at 647-807-8131 or email email@example.com.
Our team at Gigantic Mechanic developed VOXPOP through a 2019 ED/IES SBIR Award.
The concept was based on our belief that in today’s world, it is critical for kids to be able to build better relationships through communication, compromise, and shared learning. VOXPOP gives students the opportunity to practice these civic skills while learning common core content.
- Mattia Romeo – Game Design, Art & Programming
- Jenny Lim, Game Designer, Content Lead, Writer
- Greg Trefry – Game Design, Art & Project Management