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Game-Based Learning

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Introduction to game-based learning

What Is Game-based Learning?

Features of game-based learning (GBL):

  • GBL uses competitive exercises, either pitting the students against each other or getting them to challenge themselves in order to motivate them to learn better.
  • Games often have a fantasy element that engages players in a learning activity through a storyline.
  • In order to create a truly educational game, the instructor needs to make sure that learning the material is essential to scoring and winning.
  • What is GBL? - elements of an engaging, educational, classroom game.

Categories of games that can be adapted for learning include:

  • Video Games (Digital Game-Based Learning)
  • Board and Card Games: with descriptions of geoscience games

Why Use Game-based Learning?

Not only does the integration of learning with gaming make science more fun; it also:
  • Motivates students to learn
  • Immerses them in the material so they learn more effectively
  • Encourages them to learn from their mistakes.

Game-Based Learning

Serious Games

Applied Games

Carleton College

  • author = {Rebecca Teed},
  • title = {Game-Based Learning},
  • publisher = {Carleton College},
Rebecca Teed Game-Based Learning Carleton College

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teaching principles balancing gaming and learning