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Three Things Game Designers Need to Know About Assessment (#GBL)

Princeton, N.J. (November 7, 2013) — Members of Educational Testing Service’s (ETS) Research & Development (R&D) division led the assessment research behind GlassLab’s new educational game SimCity™EDU: Pollution Challenge!This new game brings elements of computer gaming to the world of education — providing assessment and learning in an environment that is engaging and exciting. ETS researchers are collaborating with… Read More ›

How to Use Game Mechanics and Elements in Learning Games?

Do you want to add games to your training solution set but aren’t sure how to get started? Bottom-Line Performance just published a white paper to help learning professionals integrate games into their training, and create meaningful learning games. It covers the basics involved in game design. There are lots of examples included. A game’s mechanics are… Read More ›

Game Studies with rgMOOC 2 (Rhetoric and Game-Based MOOC)! (#GBL)

Gamers and non-gamers, enjoy this game studies MOOC in game-based learning style. rgMOOC 2, or “Rhetoric and Composition: The Persuasive Power of Video Games as Paratexts” (bookmark http://bit.ly/rgmoocourse), is the second version of a pilot and an experimental rhetoric and game-based massive open online course that will run 10-weeks between September 2, 2013 – November 10, 2013. This… Read More ›

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Global Game-based Learning Market to Reach $2.3 Billion by 2017 (#GBL)

“Worldwide revenues for Game-based Learning reached $1.5 billion in 2012, according to new research by Ambient Insight called “The 2012-2017 Worldwide Game-based Learning and Simulation-based Markets.” The five-year compound annual growth rate for edugame products is 8.3% and revenues will reach $2.3 billion by 2017.” — Ambient Insight In the press release, Ambient Insight pointed out : Ambient Insight’s… Read More ›

Game-Based Learning for Sociology Research Methods

“I felt privileged and flattered to be asked to participate in the ‘Sociology does Apprentice’ style games day. It was a great opportunity to be able to have a real input into University teaching methods and influence new and exciting ways to learn about a topic which could be seen by some students as just… Read More ›

Free Economics Games from Economics Professors

Free, Ready to play, Nothing to install, No need to register! Each student plays online on his cell phone, tablet or laptop. Nicolas Gruyer, a former economics associate professor, has partnered with a an experienced developer, Nicolas Toublanc, to develop the web-based market game airECONsim (http://aireconsim.com). The objective of the game is to illustrate as… Read More ›

Research and Markets: Global Game-based Learning Market 2013 Report

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 19, 2013– Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xhfkqk/global_gamebased) has announced the addition of the “Global Game-based Learning Market 2012-2016″ report to their offering. Global Game-Based Learning Market To Grow At A CAGR Of 15.6 Percent Over The Period 2012-2016 TechNavio’s report, the Global Game-based Learning Market 2012-2016, has been prepared based on an in-depth market… Read More ›

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A Computer Game about Gaining and Applying Detailed Insights into the Global Oil Industry

(Press Release) With the free, world-wide distribution of the real-time strategy game ‘Quest for Oil,’ Maersk unfolds the unknown universe of oil exploration and invites you to embark on a conquest of the depths of the seabed. Quest for Oil is the first game of its kind and with the convergence of forces, innovation and technology Maersk gives you… Read More ›

Virtual guides: A Hybrid Approach to Immersive Learning

This paper demonstrates the interesting ideas and examples of using virtual guides in immersive learning environment. It was presented at GameTech 2012 along with Cynthia Calongne, D.CS of Colorado Technical University about Virtual Guides blending the need for information with feedback and progress checks as learners perform learning activities within virtual world simulations and serious games…. Read More ›

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Free and Open Source Civilization Game in HTML5 Browser

Freeciv is a Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization. The game commences in prehistory and your mission is to lead your tribe from the Stone Age to the Space Age… Freeciv-web can be played online using a desktop computer, mobile phone or tablet. Freeciv-web has been optimized… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly – May.12, 2012 (#GBL)

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? (Game-Based Learning) News How 3 Social Good Platforms are Building Change Communities Thousands of changemakers gathered at the 92YTribeca on Wednesday for Mom+Social, a one-day gathering focused on motherhood and the role of social media, technology, and philanthropy to improve the health of moms and children everywhere…. Read More ›

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A Free Game for Exploring International Space Station – Spacewalk

Spacewalk is a networked interactive experience about taking a space walk outside of the International Space Station. This multiplayer game lets players collectively take on the role of astronauts navigating and exploring the structure of the space station. Spacewalk is an interactive experiment in alternative control schemes, free-form play, virtual embodiment, and metagame communication. Spacewalk was… Read More ›

Managing the Good and Bad of Technology in Learning

The serious, up and down sides of play…. How to balance play and learn with technologies? As kids are surrounded by technologies in classrooms and at home, we should take different sides of facts into consideration. As researchers are looking to leverage the engagement of games for learning, should we think seriously about the down… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly – May.5th, 2013 (#GBL)

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? (Game-Based Learning) News Zynga To Launch Learning Games Accelerator Zynga.org will spend $1 Million and partner with NewSchools Venture Fund to create an accelerator that focuses on edtech and learning games. Together, Zynga.org and NewSchools Venture Fund have launched an “edtech” accelerator “focused on enhancing the… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly – Apr.28, 2013

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? (Game-Based Learning) News Playing Tetris video game ‘fixes lazy eye’, doctors say Canadian doctors say they have found an inventive way to treat lazy eye – playing the Tetris video game. The McGill University team discovered the popular tile-matching puzzle could train both eyes to work… Read More ›