Games for Learning
Using educational games opens the doors for new possibilities in teaching and learning. These serious games, if done right, can be powerful tools to encourage collaboration and critical thinking.
An increasingly popular form of educational gaming is Alternate Reality Gaming which uses the real world as a platform for delivering a social game.
Educational Gaming Resources Online
Some questions to ask when evaluating serious games
MIT Education Arcade
Federation of American Scientists
Research paper - Electromagnetism Supercharged! Learning Physics with Digital Simulation Games [PDF]
Virtual Reality Games and Simulations
Does using an avitar increase your engagement with the game? How did you interact with other avitars in the virtual world?
Forio Simulation Builder - broadcast.forio.com (needs a password )
Academic Gaming Organizations
Other Educational Gaming Websites
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