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Game-based Learning in the Classroom


CEO Jesse Schell and the Director of New Mexico State University's Learning Games Lab Barbara Chamberlin wrote an article about questions and thoughts educators should consider when adding game-based learning to school curriculum. The information provided is based off their research and their presentation, 'The Secret Process of Creating Games that Matter.'

Excerpt from the article:

The challenge for teachers is to find the games that best encourage the activities that will impact learners the most in a way that matches their educational approach. Quiz and reward games teach students how to memorize facts, but they don’t help students do, explore, question and apply the content. In implementing games in your classroom, there must be a match between your content and the way in which you want your students to learn.