Prof Abigail Williams collaborates to create WillPlay educational game
A new interactive educational game has been launched following collaboration between Prof Abigail Williams, Lord White Fellow and Tutor in English, and a local games company.
WillPlay uses charisma.ai, a toolkit for generating interactive stories with believable virtual characters, to create an immersive digital learning tool designed to help engage KS3-KS4 school students with Shakespeare’s plays in a fun and educational way.
WillPlay takes the form of a social media chat-app allowing for an interactive experience where students can interact and engage creatively with Shakespeare’s stories, language and characters via a familiar and accessible medium. It shows the ways in which chat-based learning can enable new forms of student engagement and dialogue.