Gamification in Education
A Swedish school has made headlines, first at home and then abroad, by making super-popular build-em-up video game Minecraft compulsory for students aged 13. Video games don't have to teach reading, writing or arithmetic to be educational. There's a strong argument that the best examples wear their educational merits lightly.
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A few detailed Google searches later and I find this little page: Selected URLs and other resources for Game-Based Education, e-Learning and Training Not all the links to the ‘online articles’ further down the page are working but some further searching will find them easily enough. I’ve selected a few I liked for you below (as well as updating my Links/Resources page). Question : Has anyone developed some form ‘game’ that is being used in education?
Email Share April 11, 2012 - by Dr. Idit Harel Caperton 0 Email Share
Over the years, the decades, I have been time after time convinced of the value of games to teach, and so recently have been researching game design. I want to create my own educational games. The topic is wide-ranging and opinions on every aspect, even the definition of game, are many. Unfortunately the number of books and articles on the actual how-to of designing is sparse. At this blog post, I will post what I find in my search. Do you recommend any resources I can add below?