Luis Felipe

Educational Gaming: Ressources

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LAST EDIT: June 3rd, 2014

 

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I wanted to open this topic up for anyone who is interested in discussing games as an educational medium. As well as collecting ressources such as dissertations, books, videos, lectures and so on that might inspire and help anyone interested in this industry. There is truly a lot of potential and opportunity in this industry.

 

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TED Talks

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1. Classroom Game Design: Paul Andersen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qlYGX0H6Ec

 

2. Your Brain On Video Games: Daphne Bavelier

http://www.ted.com/talks/daphne_bavelier_your_brain_on_video_games

 

3. Gaming To Re-Engage Boys In Learning: Ali Carr-Chellman

http://www.ted.com/talks/ali_carr_chellman_gaming_to_re_engage_boys_in_learning

 

4. Gaming Can Change The World: Jane McGonigal

http://www.ted.com/talks/jane_mcgonigal_gaming_can_make_a_better_world

 

5. How Games Make Kids Smarter: Gabe Zichermann

http://www.ted.com/talks/jane_mcgonigal_gaming_can_make_a_better_world

 

6. 7 Ways Games Reward The Brain: Tom Chatfield

http://www.ted.com/talks/tom_chatfield_7_ways_games_reward_the_brain

 

7. The Gamification of Education: Gavin Pouliot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al9a-W-QA4E

 

 

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VIDEOS

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1. Games and Education: James P. Gee 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNfPdaKYOPI

 

2. 13 Game Principles: James P. Gee ***I highly recommend this video***

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aQAgAjTozk

 

3. Top 5 Educational Games: Smosh Games

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5s8cgd87O0

 

4. ExtraCredits Channel (thx HopFrog and turnA)

https://www.youtube.com/user/ExtraCreditz

 

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DISSERTATIONS & BOOKS

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1. Moving Learning Games Forward: MIT's Education Arcade

http://education.mit.edu/papers/MovingLearningGamesForward_EdArcade.pdf

 

2. The Next Generation of Educational Engagement: Diana G. Oblinger

http://jime.open.ac.uk/article/2004-8-oblinger/199

 

3. Game-Based Learning: JISC

http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/publications/gamingreportbp.pdf

 

4. Games, Learning and Society: Kurt D. Squire

http://website.education.wisc.edu/kdsquire/tenure-files/15-gls.pdf

 

5. Good Video Games and Good Learning: James P. Gee (among others)

http://www.academiccolab.org/resources/documents/Good_Learning.pdf

 

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ARTICLES

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1. Valve: Fixing Education: Rock, Paper, Shotgun

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/06/23/valve-on-why-games-could-very-well-fix-education/

 

 

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COURSES

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1. Video Games and Learning: Coursera (video lectures upon free signup)

https://www.coursera.org/course/videogameslearning

 

2: Games In Education: Gamefication: Open Learning

https://www.openlearning.com/courses/gamify

 

 

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GROUPS

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1. Games Learning Society

http://www.gameslearningsociety.org/

 

2. Learning Games Network

http://learninggamesnetwork.org/

 

 

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PEOPLE

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1. Mark Prensky (Game devoloper and speaker on learning and education)

http://marcprensky.com/learning-games/

 

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GAMES IN BUSINESS

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1. LEGO Serious Play

http://www.seriousplay.com/

 

 

And why not throw in a cheesy quote:

 

"You can learn more from a person in an hour of play than you can from a lifetime of conversation" - Plato

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Awesome material, thanks for sharing!

 

Btw, you might be interested in this particular youtube channel named Extra Credits. They have some very interesting takes on education and games in general.

Extra credits might be the best material I have seen on the web about facing the challenges and avoiding the pitfalls of making games.

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