August 17, 2010—EVOKE is an online alternate reality game with the goal of supporting social innovation among young people around the world.
It was launched on March 3, 2010 by the World Bank Institute (WBI) and InfoDev. By the time the EVOKE adventure ended 19,324 people from over 150 countries registered to play, far exceeding expectations.
In his latest blog post, Robert Hawkins shares data and reflections on the EVOKE experience.
Read the blog post (August 17, 2010).
Blog and News Coverage About EVOKE
- Read Robert Hawkins' next blog post "EVOKE Reflections and Results (Part1) (August 23, 2010),
- Read "Cybergame gives real boost to rural areas: Scholars solve problems at play" by Brendan Peacock (August 14, 2010) Times Live
- Read the WBI feature story: "WBI’s Online Game, EVOKE, Engages Nearly 20,000 in 10 Weeks" (June 3, 2010)
- View the coverage from Voice of America (March 10, 2010)
- Watch the video clip (7 minutes) from CNN's American Morning (March 9, 2010)
- Read the Press Release: "World Bank Institute Launches Online Game EVOKE, a Crash Course in Changing the World" (March 3, 2010)
- Read Robert Hawkin's blog post about EVOKE (Feb. 11, 2010) on EduTech, A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education.
- Read the YouThink! blog post "Get Ready to Change the World!" about EVOKE. (Feb. 8, 2010). YouThink! is the World Bank's website for Youth