This is a concise article on simulations, games, and gamification. A good overview of the key ideas. What would you add or modify to provide greater depth or how to's?
What’s the Difference Between Games and Gamification?
"..the best way to think about games in education is not to automatically call everything that looks like fun a “learning game.” Lumping all digital game approaches together makes no more sense than a toddler’s inclination to call every…Continue
Added by chris saeger on August 21, 2012 at 5:33pm — No Comments
I hate math with numbers and calculations. My math result at school is very low. I never think that I can be good at math and I also don’t want to learn it. My parents usually yell me about my studying but I don’t care.
My only interest is playing games and games. I spend almost my free time on finding and playing new games. I like discovering new kinds of games and introducing them to my friends. One day, I found a new kind of game but unfortunately, its name is…Continue
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Bottom Line Performance is a learning design company based in Indianapolis. They are creating a board based game called A Paycheck Away, "a learning game that will show what being homeless is really like…and why it is so hard for people to get out of it. The game was selected for the 2012 Spirit and Place Festival, a coming-together of arts, religion, and humanities in Indianapolis." It is a project very much in the sharing…Continue
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I ran across this book from the course reading list in Bernie Dodge's long running course Exploratory Learning Through Educational Simulation & Games, EDTEC 670 at San Diego State. I haven't had time to skim through it yet but it sounds fascinating. It is a free download.
Costikyan, G. & Davidson, D. (2011). Tabletop: Analog Game Design. Feedbooks.
"In this volume, people…Continue
Added by chris saeger on August 3, 2012 at 7:39pm — No Comments