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Game Based Learning - List of Links

Arggh, far too many articles on game-based learning on my reading list. Hoping to find the time to go through them soon.

Game-based learning framework for collaborative learning and student e-teamwork.

Digital Game-Based Learning: It's Not Just the Digital Natives Who Are Restless

Game-Based Learning: How to Delight and Instruct in the 21st Century

Authentic Learning Experiences Through Play: Games, Simulations and the Construction of Knowledge by Lisa Galarneau (NZ)

The Digital Game-Based Learning Revolution by Mark Prensky

Video games and the future of learning

The use of computer and video games for learning, a review of the literature

Aheadof the Game? - Games in Education

Summit on Educational Games - Findings and Recommendations (2005)

A Causal-Comparative Exploration Of The Relationship Between Game-Based Learning And Academic Achievement: Teaching Management With Video Games (2000)

Digital games and learning gains

Do most educational games suck?

Educational Games Don't Have to Stink! (Gamasutra, 2005)

5 reasons to develop computer game based learning

Educational Games - Games that Teach, not Preach by Paul Waelchi

Computer games in education (Becta report)

GameBased Learning (Learning Consortium, 2005)

Game Based Learning (JISC report)

Ludoliteracy: Defining, Understanding, and. Supporting Games Education by Jose Zagal (starts with blank pages, cover on page 3)

moving learning games forward (Education Arcade)

The Use of Computer and Video Games for Learning (Ultralab report)

Serious Games

Games get serious

Serious Games Source

Proof of Learning: Assessment in Serious Games

Do Serious Games Work? Results from Three Studies

Virtual Worlds

Real learning in a virtual world

Emerging trends in serious games and virtual worlds (Becta report)

The instructional power of digital games social networking simulations

Learning in Immersive worlds: A review of game-based learning (JISC report)


The Art of Computer Game Design by Chris Crawford

Behavioral Game Design @ Gamasutra

Reward Systems, An Excerpt From Level Design: Concept, Theory, and Practice

Building Better Learning Games

Fun, Play and Games: What Makes Games Engaging

Game-like engagement for learning (slideshare)

What do game designers know about scaffolding? Borrowing SimCity design principles for education

Instructional design and games design - leaping the chasm

What makes a learning game? by D. Schaller

Learning by Authoring Games

Making Games - games authoring software for educational and creative use.

Learning the Art of Creating Computer Games Can Boot Student Skills

Making Games with LEGO: Exploring the Uses of an Active LEGO Baseplate for Building Computer Games as a Learning Activity (2002)
You Don’t Have to Be a Programmer to Create E-Learning Games



Learning through games

Learning through games

Learning games or serious games are about taking the problem-solving and critical-thinking skills kids often develop playing other forms of video games but in an education context.