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Game on: using computer games to captivate your class

Game on: using computer games to captivate your class | Games and education | Scoop.it
Head of department Ollie Bray is using computer games to get his students excited about learning.
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We Need More Games Like “Lure of The Labyrinth”

We Need More Games Like “Lure of The Labyrinth” | Games and education | Scoop.it
From press release of Learning Games Network (LGN) : NewSchools Venture Fund today announced a $200,000 investment in Learning Games Network (LGN), the leading game-based learning research and deve...
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Seeing Games as a Vital Part of 21st Century Literacy and Assessment: A Few Moments with Katie Salen | DMLcentral

Seeing Games as a Vital Part of 21st Century Literacy and Assessment: A Few Moments with Katie Salen | DMLcentral | Games and education | Scoop.it
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20 Educational Games That Were Ahead of Their Time - Online Universities

20 Educational Games That Were Ahead of Their Time - Online Universities | Games and education | Scoop.it
Educational games have been a commonplace part of the K-12 experience since the beginning of the 1980s; here are some of the best early learning games.
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This Video Game Is So Educational You Don’t Even Realize It | Edudemic

This Video Game Is So Educational You Don’t Even Realize It | Edudemic | Games and education | Scoop.it
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Simple rules, complex behaviours: gamification and learning

Simple rules, complex behaviours: gamification and learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
One of the most common criticisms I see of Gamification for learning is its simplistic, behavioural approach when what we really need to foster is more complex, creative knowledge creation. Increasingly, I don't see a conflict.

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Exploring the Factors Influencing Learning Effectiveness in Digital Game-based Learning

It was found that many factors interactively influence students’ effectiveness of knowledge acquisition in DGBL. Students’ learning motivation, learning ability, and playing skill could be key factors that collectively influence the effectiveness of knowledge acquisition in DGBL. Also, students’ learning motivation, learning ability, and playing skill were affected by their playing motivation, prior knowledge, as well as online game experience respectively. The results of this study may help teachers consider how effectively utilizing an educational game for enhancing students’ learning effectiveness in DGBL.


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UWS E-CLIL Games

"The UWS e-CLIL Games Engine has been developed to provide teachers of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) with an easy-to-use tool that will allow them to create simple educational games in one or more languages that their students can play online. Games created by teachers are freely available for other teachers to use and adapt to suit their own teaching purposes. Teachers can select the games that they want their students to play from the growing list of games that the platform will support."

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Learning Games Network Launches Quandary to Develop Ethical Thinking through Play | AvatarGeneration

Learning Games Network Launches Quandary to Develop Ethical Thinking through Play | AvatarGeneration | Games and education | Scoop.it
The Learning Games Network, a non-profit spin-off of the MIT Education Arcade and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Games+Learning+Society Program have launched Quandary, a unique game that encourages players to think ethically as they lead a ...
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We Have All Become Parallel Gamers

We Have All Become Parallel Gamers | Games and education | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: Tadhg Kelly is a game designer with 20 years experience. He is the creator of the leading game design blog What Games Are, and consults for many companies on game design and development.
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Learning Analytic for Digital Game-Based Learning

Learning Analytic for Digital Game-Based Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
There is an overlooked opportunity in games – big data generated in the interactions through gaming. Game based learning is great, it’s learning-by-doing with lower costs in many cases,...
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IBM Launches Serious Games Website | playgraph

IBM Launches Serious Games Website | playgraph | Games and education | Scoop.it
playgraph is a human factors and design consulting firm.

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Motivation and #Games: Motivational Theories for Instructional Games | Kapp Notes

Motivation and #Games: Motivational Theories for Instructional Games | Kapp Notes | Games and education | Scoop.it
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Gamification vs. Education-Irreconcilable Differences? » Online Universities

Gamification vs. Education-Irreconcilable Differences? » Online Universities | Games and education | Scoop.it
One of my favorite moments in the 1968 film The Planet of the Apes is when the orangutan Dr.
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New Online Safety Educational Games from NCMEC - AvatarGeneration

New Online Safety Educational Games from NCMEC - AvatarGeneration | Games and education | Scoop.it
Online safety games and videos, is available for free at www.NSTeens.org. Additional topics covered include cyberbullying, texting and online gaming.
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Learning with 'e's: The games we play

"What is it about games that make them so popular, and such a powerful learning method? For a start, there are an impressive array of transferrable skills to be acquired, especially if the games played are designed effectively. Secondly, most people now have the capability to play games on the move, using smart phones, touch screen tablets and handheld consoles. Thirdly, many online games have very rich social dimensions, which lead gamers to extend their learning further through discussion, collaboration and competition."

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50 Awesome Videos for Gaming Teachers - Online Universities

50 Awesome Videos for Gaming Teachers - Online Universities | Games and education | Scoop.it
Check out our list of 50 awesome videos for gaming teachers to discover what experts, teachers, and even students have to say about using games for education.
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How Games Support "21st Century Skills" » Online Universities

How Games Support "21st Century Skills" » Online Universities | Games and education | Scoop.it
I recently attended the Serious Play conference in Redmond, Washington (the home of Microsoft), and one thing that stood out to me was all the talk about...
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15 Games That Will Make You Think Differently About Games

15 Games That Will Make You Think Differently About Games | Games and education | Scoop.it
Using games for purposes other than entertainment is nothing new. There are war games, educational games, throne games.
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Video Games | Off Book | PBS

"Video games are important. They are a storytelling medium, a place for self-expres..."

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games-based-learning blog: Unorthodox uses of Games in Education

games-based-learning blog: Unorthodox uses of Games in Education | Games and education | Scoop.it
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Math Learning Embeded into Game Design Process

Math Learning Embeded into Game Design Process | Games and education | Scoop.it
PlayMaker School, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, just launched in Los Angeles on September 7, with 60 students in 6th grade. Like Quest to Learn, the game-based school in New York...
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