Tag Results for educational games (4)

  1. Game Education/Educational Games

    "Game Education" needs a little make-over. Not only are we talking about teaching students how to make games, we need to start talking a bit more seriously about how games can teach students about other subjects. For example, what makes games a fertile ground for learning? What are the drawbacks of game-based learning? The answer to either question could and probably should be the subject of an entire book if not an academic sub-discipline, so it would be hubris to attempt solutions in a mere blog entry. Nevertheless, I would like to draw our readers' attention to some of the trends …

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  2. To Be or Be Virtual; Is This a Question?

    Edward Castranova, author of Synthetic Worlds and virtual world scholarship community builder, spearheads a project at Indiana University called Arden. Arden is the first in what the Synthetic Worlds Initiative at IU hopes will prove many efforts to bring controlled research methodologies to full societal scope. Essentially, Arden is a massively multiplayer online "game" set in Shakespearean England. It is named after the famous Forest of Arden from Shakespeare's play As You Like It where characters from a "mundane" town find themselves plunged into a fantasy realm that initially disorients them yet eventually proves to mirror the …

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