There is a lot of hype about learning games. In education, hype can result in a lot of products and buzzwords, professional development courses and online sites. This course is designed to take you deeper. This course if made by Field Day (a research lab at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research) in collaboration with James Paul Gee (a professor at Arizona State University and a founder of the Games+Learning+Society research community).
By the end of this 30 minute course, you should be able to:
– Describe how GOOD games lead to GOOD learning
– Judge the quality of games that claim to result in learning
– Reflect on your own teaching practice and borrow some ideas from games.