What’s wrong with the current learning sources?
During the pandemic, many of us found ourselves with some extra time in our hands. To us, this time presented an opportunity to learn more about Climate Change and Sustainability, maybe finally get to all those documentaries we had been planning to watch eventually...We began looking at the different learning options such as the SDG Academy in Coursera and some YouTube Channels. Across the board we found that learning resources about Climate Change can be:
A bit generic
We found the information on these e-learning platforms that touches on all the topics and explained why it is important but lacked a HOW-TO aspect. No matter if you are a small company or a multinational, sustainability transformation is a difficult shift. We found that some of the best practices are organized based on social support or even peer discussion.
A be a bit…boring
Most of the e-learning courses are produced by top universities. Top-quality education also comes with lengthy reading lists, empirical theories, and academic reports. This is ideal for someone determined to focus their career on sustainability or someone with a strategic position that requires a comprehensive knowledge upgrade. But for most beginners like us, who just started to build their interests in these subjects, we need information and knowledge chopped into digestible sizes.
A big commitment
To complete a course at Coursera or SDG Academy takes about 5-7hours per week for 5 to 9 weeks. To build literacy over a certain subject, you need to complete a few of these courses. Allocating this amount of time is a luxury for many people and it can scare many people off. Even in an eco-conscious and work-life balanced city such as Copenhagen, our survey showed that 65% of young professionals are only willing to spend less than 2 hours learning about sustainability subjects.
After getting frustrated, bored, and maybe a bit depressed from learning climate change online. We decided to find a less intimidating way to do that, a way that can make sure the information and knowledge are relatable to everyday life and work, it is taught in digestible sizes and fits most young professionals' lifestyles.
This is how we started to look into the world of learning games.