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Integrating games and game techniques into learning experiences
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Course using virtual internships tries to hook prospective engineers - m.JSOnline.com

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Role-playing gamers WoW with creative skills - Science Omega

Role-playing gamers WoW with creative skills - Science Omega | Games and Learning | Scoop.it
Effort and skill is needed to maintain immersion in virtual fantasy worlds, as Associate Professor Jonas Linderoth explains
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Don't Play Games With Me! Promises and Pitfalls of Gameful Design

Don’t Play GamesWith Me!promises and pitfalls ofgameful designSebastian Deterding (@dingstweets)web directions @media, London, May 27, 2011cb...
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Call for papers 6th European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL-2012) #galanoe GALA. Games and Learning Alliance. | Biné-EDUSOL

Call for papers 6th European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL-2012) #galanoe GALA. Games and Learning Alliance. | Biné-EDUSOL | Games and Learning | Scoop.it
“@Bine_edusol: GALA . Games and Learning Alliance.
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F.R.O.G. 2011

RT @mathiaspoulsen: Maybe an interesting talk on serious games by @MitgutschK: "Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down?
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A Neurologist Makes the Case for the Video Game Model as a Learning Tool | Edutopia

A Neurologist Makes the Case for the Video Game Model as a Learning Tool | Edutopia | Games and Learning | Scoop.it
Blogger Judy Willis MD was a neurologist before she became a teacher; she shares some insights about how the brain responds to video games.
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Building a “Serious Game” for Education

Building a “Serious Game” for Education | Games and Learning | Scoop.it
We all know how it works in the animal kingdom: when you watch two leopard cubs play, for example, you expect that it’s not simply about fun and pleasure. It’s about honing skills; it’s about figuring out hierarchy.
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Kurt Squire on Civic Engagement Through Digital Games (Big Thinkers Series)

Game-based learning scholar Kurt Squire explores how leveraging young people's interest in gaming could encourage greater youth community involvement and dee...

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Serious Games And The Future Of Education

Serious Games And The Future Of Education | Games and Learning | Scoop.it
Are serious games the classroom tool of the future? Is the future already here?
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Jerked Around by the Magic Circle - Clearing the Air Ten Years Later

Games studies writers want to slay the mythical Magic Circle Jerk -- a person who espouses an overly formalistic view of play, they suggest. But does this person really exist? Original formulator of the concept, Eric Zimmerman, discusses.
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Still a Badge Skeptic | Mitch Resnick via HASTAC.org

Still a Badge Skeptic | Mitch Resnick via HASTAC.org | Games and Learning | Scoop.it

In a recent blog post, Cathy Davidson described her evolution from a badge skeptic to badge evangelist. Indeed, it seems that almost everyone is now a badge evangelist. Go to any conference about learning and education, and you’ll be surrounded by discussions about the transformative potential of badges.

 

So why do I remain a badge skeptic? I have great respect for Cathy and many other badge enthusiasts. And I certainly appreciate the value of badges as credentials. It is often useful to have an external indicator of what you’ve achieved and accomplished, so that others can understand what you’re capable of.

 

The problem, for me, lies in the role of badges as motivators.


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CALL FOR PAPERS on TEL and Game-based Learning: Design ...

CALL FOR PAPERS on TEL and Game-based Learning: Design ... | Games and Learning | Scoop.it
The design and development of educational games that motivate users to indulge in learning activities; the application of game design elements in online learning environments with the aim of increasing learners' motivation and engagement ...
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Best educational board games for homeschoolers - by Suzanne Rose - Helium

Best educational board games for homeschoolers - by Suzanne Rose - Helium | Games and Learning | Scoop.it
There are many board games that can be very educational.
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