I wanted to share my project with the community! I built a serious game using a platform called ThinkingWorlds to showcase the pedagogies in games and to investigate how teacher attitudes and perceptions changed before and after playing the game.
Angry Birds is a powerful metaphor for learning. As I was recently playing the game, I could not help but think: what if my classroom was more like this? Would students have a better learning experience?
Otaku is loosely tranlated as "geek" and is a form of participatory creation culture organized around an area of common interest. In it's original form, otaku allowed anime and game arcade enthusiasts a way to co-create around shared interests. Consider for a moment how the concept might apply to education.
The effects of narratives or stories on individuals' beliefs is a particularly interesting aspect of "Persuasion Studies". The phenomenological experience of being absorbed in a story—a process we call "transportation into a narrative world"—as a mechanism of narrative impact is the focus of work by Dr. Melanie Green.
Critical thinking skills are what we want our students to develop. Without these skills we can not guarantee a sound and effective education that will enable our kids to seamlessly blend in tomorrow 's job market. Therefore, it is our responsibility as teachers and educators to fully understand the components of this set of skills in order to better focus on them in our instruction.
The application of digital games for training medical professionals is on the rise. So-calledn‘serious’ games form training tools that provide a challenging simulated environment, ideal for future surgical training. Ultimately, serious games are directed at reducing medical error and subsequent healthcare costs. The aim was to review current serious games for training medical professionals and to evaluate the validity testing of such games.
People love to learn by examining visual representations of data.Included are some great infographic-making web 2.0 tools. They all have pros and cons but in general are great for any beginner or novice designer.
"Although no one can say that visuals are always superior to words, the principle known as the picture superiority effect should convince you that using effective visuals will improve learning. The principle states that people generally have a better memory for pictures than for corresponding words."
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