Turns Out, Play is Play, Even If It’s a Videogame

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Well that’s nice to hear. Children get the same value from playing videogames as they do from other forms of imaginative play. A Surprising New Study On How Video Games Impact Children. However, the findings do indicate “that electronic play … Continue reading

Where I’ve Been Online (to July 5, 2014)

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Known tags:indieweb What Game Based Learning Can Do for Student Achievement | EdSurge News “If I had written this article two years ago, it would have been very different. Back then, I would have made (or felt like I had … Continue reading

Games In The Classroom: What the Research Says | MindShift

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Games In The Classroom: What the Research Says | MindShift. On the whole, this is an encouraging article. However, I don’t agree with the SRI report’s definition of simulations vs games. It shortchanges both simulations and games in that games … Continue reading

Call for Papers | 4th Irish Symposium on Game-Based-Learning (iGBL)

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute   Call for Papers | IGBL. The Cork Institute of Technology, in partnership with SEGAN network, will host the 4th Irish Symposium on Game-Based-Learning (iGBL) as a one-day event hosted in the Cork Institute of Technology on Friday 6th June 2014. … Continue reading

Can Digital Games Boost Students’ Test Scores? | MindShift

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Can Digital Games Boost Students’ Test Scores? | MindShift. I’m always being asked for references to sources that “prove” games are useful. Well, here’s one: A new SRI study released today suggests they do — at least in the subjects … Continue reading

New Report on the value of Game-based Learning

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute New Report on the value of Game-based Learning Game-based learning: latest evidence and future directions The role of video games in teaching and learning is a source of debate among many educators, researchers and in the popular press. Detractors and … Continue reading

Are We Teaching Our Kids to NOT learn?

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes I’m currently teaching an online graduate course in Digital Game Based Learning. It has included some great discussions about all kinds of things. Erin Lerouge (one of the class members) wrote a few comments on Seymore Paperts classic article, “Papert, … Continue reading

Link: The 20 Best Blogs About Game-Based Learning – Online Colleges

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I haven’t really had a chance to look this over yet; if you have any opinions, feel free to comment. The 20 Best Blogs About Game-Based Learning – Online Colleges August 7, 2012 Adults these days (especially those who love … Continue reading