Using Games to Enhance Learning and Teaching

Using Games to Enhance Learning and Teaching

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Using Games to Enhance Learning and Teaching provides educators with easy and practical ways of using games to support student engagement and learning. Despite growing interest in digital game-based learning and teaching, until now most teachers have lacked the resources or technical knowledge to create games that meet their needs. The only realistic option for many has been to use existing games which too often are out of step with curriculum goals, difficult to integrate, and require high-end technology. Using Games to Enhance Learning and Teaching offers a comprehensive solution, presenting five principles for games that can be embedded into traditional or online learning environments to enhance student engagement and interactivity. Extensive case studies explore specific academic perspectives, and featured insights from professional game designers show how educational games can be designed using readily accessible, low-end technologies, providing an explicit link between theory and practice. Practical in nature, the book has a sound theoretical base that draws from a range of international literature and research.A Beginnera#39;s Guide Nicola Whitton, Alex Moseley ... a splitscreen approach, showing players racing or moving against each other (Mario Kart, on the Nintendo Wii or DS, is a popular example); ... but many are based around these core aspects a€“ and these are certainly the best for educators new to game design to focus on.

Title:Using Games to Enhance Learning and Teaching
Author:Nicola Whitton, Alex Moseley
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-05-23


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