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Finally It’s Here!! Guide to Gaming in the Classroom Infographic

In Becoming ruminative in education on June 26, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Similar to the introduction of social media, mobile devices, interactive polls, and wikis to education, educational gaming is trying to open yet another door for technologies to be repurposed for advancing teaching and learning.  In my short 3 year study of game-based learning and serious game design, I think I have witnessed a steady increase of interest among educators and researchers when I stood at the podium and presented about game-based learning.  This observation is anecdotal at best but quite encouraging for me since I am so glad to be in nowadays, a sea of possibilities when it comes to the use of digital games for education.

Gaming conferences such as Meaningful Play, Games Learning and Society, Game Developer’s Conference and Games for Change Festival and many others have paved way for different stakeholders in the industry, research institutes, and educational institutes to show how they can impact the world of games within the realm of business, politics, and education.  Resources are now plentiful, and now is the time for each and everyone of you to build foundation in understanding game-based learning.

Ready to get educated on game-based learning?  Below is a infographic by OnlineSchools.com that illuminates to educators some basic understandings as to why you should consider using games in the classroom.

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Image Source:  A Must-have Guide to Gaming in the Classroom from EdTechReview

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Game-Based Learning Blogs can Help with that ~

In Becoming ruminative in education, Not so random posts on June 14, 2013 at 1:35 PM

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Nice coming across an image that shows the 10 best colleges for game-based learning through Google image and I just have to share it ~

Go Green Go White!  Go Spartans ~!!

As I work toward a more concrete form of my dissertation proposal, I came to realized that the push for integrating digital media and games in both formal and informal settings is gaining by the day.  The more I search on the web, the more resources popped up and the more I am growing confident that my choice to pursue research and a career in digital game-based learning (DGBL) is a wise one.

Below is a link I recently came across about 20 best blogs on game-based learning and it struck me that the entry had been created on the web for almost over a year.   I am thrilled to see game-based learning gain momentum and I encouragingly quote, “Because the push toward incorporating these resources still exists in a comparatively inchoate state, anyone curious about how they apply to educational settings should keep up with the latest movements and technologies currently shaping the movement’s future. Blogs can help with that.”

In the meantime, please read some if not all of the game-based learning blogs and more importantly enjoy playing and learning with games ^__^

The 20 Best Blogs about Game-Based Learning

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