Games-Based Learning and Gamification

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McGraw-Hill Sees Future in Gamelets Rather than Games

Government in Action is one of the games McGraw-Hill has used to engage high school and college students about government,<p>For those learning game …

Learning

Research, Developers Make Case for Developing Products for Low-Income

Developers and investors debated how best to build a learning game model that served kids and their bottom lines.<p>Developers who hope to build a …

Research

Survey Highlights Use of Games Remains a DIY Affair

Introduction<p>A new survey of teachers and after-school program instructors finds that most come to use digital games through their own initiative or …

Learning

Amazon’s Free Game Engine a Tough Sell for Educational Developers

Is this the engine of the future?<p>Amazon’s announcement last month they were releasing Lumberyard, a free 3D game engine, was certainly good news for …

Learning
Research

New App from Games for Change Aims to Help National Parks

Games for Change is getting back in the game producing business, at least today.<p>The organization known for its annual conference focused on …

National Parks

4 Things Game Designers Can Learn from Teachers

The annual Games in Education conference in Troy, New York is a rarity in that it brings together two groups of people who don’t often spend a lot of …

Teaching

The World According to Edu-Larps: The Analog Learning Games

• Introduction<br>• In the Meta-game<br>• Larping It Up<br>• Table-top Business<br>• Keeping It Informal<br>• Conclusion<p>Ten years ago indie game developer and author Sande Chen …

Game Design

Why Fallout 3 Might Be a Great STEM Game

Hey kids, want to learn about science?<p>Some advocates for the increased emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math in schools argue that …

Learning

Facing Edutainment’s Dark Legacy

• Introduction<br>• Lame Games<br>• The Real Competition<br>• Learning Community<br>• Opting In<br>• Conclusion<p>Ten years ago indie game developer and author Sande Chen studied the …

Teaching

Getting Schooled at Filament Games

<b>This the blogpost I wrote as part of my responsibilities as a Teacher Fellow for Filament Games last summer.</b><p>Games 23, 2015 — INSIDE FILAMENT <i>“We have</i> …

Computer Science

Games and Learning: Student Voice: A Published Author!

Student Voice: A Published Author!<p>GameMaker Programming by Example available<br>on Amazon and through PACKT Publishing<p>Last year I was approached by Packt …

Learning

Gaming is ‘good for children’s brains’, study suggests

Playing computer games in the classroom can improve pupil attainment, a study published today suggests.Brain imaging shows that concentration levels …

Science Education

The Merging of Entertainment Games and GBL

• The Big Hitters<br>• Learning = Fun<br>• Design for Consumer<br>• Crossing Over<p>Ten years ago indie game developer and author Sande Chen studied the state of the games …

Learning

Ed Developers Find Inroads in Defense-Focused ‘Serious Games’ Awards

Dozens of game developers competed last month in Orlando.<p>Underneath the high-crested lights of the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge (SGS&C) …

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Posters

10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game

10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game by TeachThought Staff We’ve talked about gamification quite a bit, which is different than …

Learning

The Gamer Motivation Model in Handy Reference Chart and Slides

A total of over 140,000 gamers worldwide have now completed the Gamer Motivation Profile. Statistical analysis of how motivations cluster together is …

The Art of Reaching 100% Student Engagement

Imagine taking a class from a 30% assignment completion rate to a 100% rate. That kind of increase in just about any category is something to admire, …

Books-to-Games: Transforming Classic Novels Into Role Playing Adventures

Authors, editors and publishers spend months and years refining a book until it’s ready to be published. That publication date is part of the book’s …

RPGs

The Ultimate Alternate Reality Gamified Transmedia Classroom Toolkit

<b>New to the Blog?</b><p>If you’d like to read about the implementation of the video game <i>Gone Home</i> in a high school English class, start here. Want to know …

Learning Game Market Continues Strong Growth; Questions Remain

As the Serious Play Conference continues in Pittsburgh, there have been a couple of new reports out about the projected growth of and investment in …

Learning

Amplify Games Win Awards Even as Direction of Company Remains in Flux

“World of Lexica” is one of three Amplify games that won a gold medal at this week’s Serious Games conference.<p>Even as Amplify has reportedly scaled …

Learning

Why Are Learning Games Not in the Cards?

Learning games have yet to crack the code to making a popular card game.<p>It may be a digital download world for many, but more and more 21st-century …

Kizoom Game Hopes to Help Kids Unlock the Power, Mystery of the Brain

Brainventures is available today for the iOS.<p>Erica Warp has been waiting three years for Pixar’s latest movie “Inside Out” to come out. It’s …

Personal Story Drives Game Aimed at Helping Kids with ADHD

In her pitch to convince potential IndieGogo backers to support her new racing game, Candice Hughes sketched out her now 17-year-old son’s dream: to …

Gaming the School System

How entertainment-software designers are emerging as unlikely forces behind education reform in America<p>Paul Cross has a resume that many high-school students today would probably salivate over. When he was the lead designer at Criterion Games, he developed a series of high-speed racing games called …

Learning

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Gamification: Engaging Students With Narrative

Alice KeelerGame-Based LearningGamify a classroom by introducing a fun narrative, reframing assignments to fit into that narrative, and making …

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