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Tedx talk from Paul Anderson, a Biology teacher who turned his class into a video game. Not literally but he basically used game mechanics to help move away from the students being dependent on him and helped them become independent. From courses to resourrces if you like.
I think Ruth Clark’s provides a great service in presenting what the research says on elearning, starting with her highly recommended book eLearning and the Science of Instruction.
Good riposte to Ruth Clark's bizarre attack on games. I'm fairly sure
it's the second pop she's had at games, so maybe she has an axe to grind? Or maybe she's just trying to stir up some debate. Check the comments of the original article and you'll see she certainly did that:
Interesting series of posts that will get you thinking about games and making them very quickly.
I still can't help thinking that gamification is just confusing the hell out of people. Although they give three definitions hers which cover all of the different meanings (and I think that helps a bit) it also makes you think why don't we just call them games, that's what they are by most definitions.
If we're scared of calling something a game because it won't be taken seriously, why do we think making up silly alternative words is going to help? (althogh it obviously has worked to some extent)
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