Connecting dots for digital learning and teaching


The allure of video games for education is that students learn while being thoroughly engaged in play. Might we design similar learning environments for schools? ~Kurt Squire, Video Games and Learning (Teachers College Press, 2011)

Educating Lotus

You might like to know about two game-based learning MOOCs (massively open online courses) that you can sign up for now. Like all MOOCs they are free and the level of participation is up to you.

Games MOOC III. When you click this link, you’ll see the following overview of the course and can then look around this well-developed site to see if all or parts of the course (and its delivery modes) interest you.

Our topic for Games MOOC III is Build the Game using Apps, AR and ARGs. The focus of this MOOC will be learning about the resources available to create a game or gaming project for your course.This may take the form of using mobile devices to include even augmented reality. Or it may be a highly immersive interactive project that has your students doing live action role-play. Depending on your class, you may choose…

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“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
"I'm calling for investments in educational technology that will help create digital tutors that are as effective as personal tutors, educational software as compelling as the best video game," President Barack Obama said while touring a tech-focused Boston school (year 2011).
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