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Dr. Jesse Schell on "Games, Curiosity and the Future of Education" - YouTube

Dr. Jesse Schell on "Games, Curiosity and the Future of Education" - YouTube | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Dr. Jesse Schell, CEO, Schell Games, Distinguished Professor of Entertainment Technology at Carnegie Mellon University, presents the keynote address at the launch of the Center for Game and Simulation-Based Learning at Excelsior College. Schell's talk, "Games, Curiosity and the Future of Education" focused on new educational technological developments on the horizon and their potential impact on the educational, learning and regulatory processes. www.gameandsimulationbasedlearning.org.
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Games for Change

Games for Change | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Founded in 2004, Games for Change facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts.
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Why We Should Take Virtual Worlds Seriously

Why We Should Take Virtual Worlds Seriously | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Ever since virtual worlds and online games emerged in the mainstream consciousness around 2005, the media has insisted on framing them as escapist fantasies.
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The Future Of Games In Education - Edudemic

The Future Of Games In Education - Edudemic | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Gamification is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. Incorporating game play elements into your classroom can help to create a dynamic, interactive environment that will help get and keep your students engaged in the material and excited to learn. It sounds great, right? But every trend will see a …
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7 ways games reward the brain

We're bringing gameplay into more aspects of our lives, spending countless hours -- and real money -- exploring virtual worlds for imaginary treasures. Why?
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Tom Chatfield has some really inspiring ideas about the gamification of everyday life, and I think that when he expands upon these ideas they have a lot of potential to improve our lives quite dramatically. In a talk that he gave at HowTheLightGetsIn Philosophy festival in the UK, he goes into a bit more detail about how these new technologies can allow us to thrive. You can watch the full talk online here:

 

http://iai.tv/video/how-to-thrive-in-a-digital-age

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5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion

5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Sure, games can teach gravity or supply and demand, but can they show us how to build a good argument? The following five games do just that by modeling the work of argumentation.
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