What’s the difference between serious games, educational games, and game-based learning?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute This question keeps coming up. Here’s a handy table to help. This is an updated version of the table I created back in 2015. Note: This image is not to be posted anywhere or re-used without my written permission. Citation: … Continue reading

New Book: Choosing and Using Digital Games in the Classroom: A Practical Guide

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I am thrilled to announce that my book is now available. This book is full of lists and practical advice on how to use games in the classroom. It takes you from the theories that underpin both learning and teaching … Continue reading

The Clark-Kozma Debate in the 21st Century

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute For a long time now, this paper has been the most popular paper on my academia.edu collection, and I finally figured out why…… Turns out, this paper is required reading in a number of courses, both at the undergrad and … Continue reading

Worth Sharing: Lists of Great Serious Games Lists

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I love lists, so lists of lists have to be even better, right? This one is. Posted on the  LinkedIn GLS (Games + Learning + Society) Forum by Anuar Andres Lequerica. Re-posted here with permission. Many serious games databases are just list … Continue reading

Worth Sharing: This Is Not a Game: How SXSW Turned GamerGate Abuse Into a Spectator Sport – The Daily Beast

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Clearly, we still have a LONG way to go, and a lot of work to do. Citing ‘violent threats,’ SXSW canceled a panel about harassment in games, as well as a pro-GamerGate panel that cropped up as a counterpunch. But … Continue reading

Worth Sharing: LucidLearning’s The Ultimate Alternate Reality Gamified Transmedia Classroom Toolkit

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Here’s a great resource for anyone interested in using games and gamification in the classroom. Source: The Ultimate Alternate Reality Gamified Transmedia Classroom Toolkit Be the first to like. Like Unlike … Continue reading

Does Greater Complexity in a Game Equal More Fun?

Approximate Reading Time: 1 minute Nope. Certainly not always; I would even go so far as to say that there is a point of diminishing return. At some point a game can become so complex that it becomes too much. Looking at complexity with respect … Continue reading