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DEECD backs Games in Class

I love the feeling of cold concrete evidence under my hot, ideological feet.  So soothing.  The Victoria Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has released the findings of its 2011 Innovating with Technology ’Game-based Learning Trials’.  And I’m delighted to see that it’s ‘all good’ for games in the classroom!

I've boiled the essence of the report down into an article over at TheFictionEngine where I've also embedded the Full Report as a pdf, should you want to take a closer look at the findings.

It's brilliant to finally have a solid, Australasian case study in support using games in the classroom. Smile

cheers all,



  • Tessa Gray

    That sounds like good news Edwin, thanks again for sharing. A post last week from Education Week, Students Tackle Video-Game Design talks about students participating in social networking as well as gaming design - where they get to teach an eductional concept of their choice.

    It's an honest look at the challenges of this kind of innovative teaching, in a 'Globaloria curriculum'. Thanks to Jedd Bartlett ‏@Jedd for tweeting this.

    Good luck with your gaming workshop Edwin, let us know how you get on Smile