Educational Game References (Part 4)

Hirumi, A., Appelman, B., Rieber, L., Van Eck, R. (2010). Preparing Instructional Designers for Game-Based Learning: Part I. TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning, 54(3), 27-37. doi:10.1007/s11528-010-0400-9  The four authors in this article discuss the role of an instructional designer and the role of a game designer in the creation of an educational game. The ...

Educational Game References (Part 3)

There’s a lot of research out there! Here are a few great journals/articles: Bjoerner, T., & Søgaard Hansen, C. (2010). Designing an Educational Game: Design Principles from a Holistic Perspective. International Journal Of Learning, 17(10), 279-289. Bjoerner and Hansen (2010) in their article, talk about how educational games often lack the learning content or the game content. ...

The Flipped Classroom

I found this really interesting and I want to share it. It’s called the flipped classroom and instead of focusing on students learning in the classroom and then doing homework, it is ‘flipped’. The focus is on interacting in the classroom and moving the homework to the classroom, and then have the students learn online ...

Soapbox Science Article

Source:http://blogs.nature.com/soapboxscience/2012/04/27/tool-tales-can-games-help-learning Here is an article I just had posted on Soapbox Science! It talks about gaming and education and even has some screen shots of the game I am working on. “Mathematics is an essential part of the computer science curriculum and many other curriculums. In order to gain employment in computer related industries, applicants must have ...

Free University Courses

Sounds like the start of a SPAM email, but this is not the case. Coursera is offering free University courses on the following subjects: Networks and Information Computer Science Healthcare Biology Math Economics Business Much more! Sounds too good to be true but it isn’t! On their website, Coursera states “We offer high quality courses from the ...