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Play and Learn Weekly – May.12, 2012 (#GBL)

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May 12, 2013

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? (Game-Based Learning) News How 3 Social Good Platforms are Building Change Communities Thousands of changemakers gathered at the 92YTribeca on Wednesday for Mom+Social, a one-day gathering focused on motherhood and the role of social media, technology, and philanthropy to improve the health of moms and children everywhere…. Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly – May.5th, 2013 (#GBL)

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? (Game-Based Learning) News Zynga To Launch Learning Games Accelerator Zynga.org will spend $1 Million and partner with NewSchools Venture Fund to create an accelerator that focuses on edtech and learning games. Together, Zynga.org and NewSchools Venture Fund have launched an “edtech” accelerator “focused on enhancing the… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly – Apr.28, 2013

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? (Game-Based Learning) News Playing Tetris video game ‘fixes lazy eye’, doctors say Canadian doctors say they have found an inventive way to treat lazy eye – playing the Tetris video game. The McGill University team discovered the popular tile-matching puzzle could train both eyes to work… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly – Apr.21, 2013 (#GBL)

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? (game-based learning) News Game based learning market driven by the growth in mobile-based educational games The game based learning market has been forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.6% through to 2016, driven by the growth in mobile-based educational games and… Read More ›

Game based learning

Play and Learn Weekly – Apr.14th, 2013 (#GBL)

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? (Game-based learning) News Serious Game Award Competition Games for Change 17 – 19 Jun 2013 | New York Fee: Yes Open to public: Yes The Games for Change Festival is the largest gaming event in New York City and the leading international event uniting “games for… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly – Apr. 7th, 2013 (#GBL)

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? (game-based learning) News Serious Games Effective in Teaching Open Innovation and management (from OpenInnovation.eu) Recently, an article about the effect of serious games on teaching and learning the essentials of (open) innovation and innovation management has been published on the ssrn. The authors have researched a group of students from… Read More ›

learn to code

Play and Learn Weekly – Mar.31th, 2013 (#GBL)

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? (Game-Based Learning) News Youth-Led STEM Game Design Workshops As part of the National STEM Video Game Challenge, Global Kids youth leaders in the Playing for Keeps program designed and led game design workshops that will reach over 200 New York City youth at more than ten Hive NYC… Read More ›

game-based learning app

Play and Learn Weekly – Mar.24th, 2013 (#GBL)

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? (Game-Based Learning) News International Apps/Games Competition Ends with Selection of Five Finalists The U.N. Alliance of Civilizations recently wrapped up its inaugural international mobile apps and games competition called Create UNAOC Challenge 2012 with the selection of five finalists who were each awarded $5,000 to refine their interactive creations. Here are the five finalists in Create… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly – Mar.17th, 2013 (#GBL)

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? (Game-Based Learning) News Serious Games Market Analysis By GaLA GaLA, the Games and Learning Alliance Network of Excellence for Serious Games funded by the European Union in FP7 – IST ICT, Technology Enhanced Learning (Please find also GaLA Kick-Off: Newly Created Network of Excellence in Serious Games), has posted some preliminary… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly – Mar.10th, 2013 (#GBL)

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? (game-based learning) News Bill Gates To SXSWedu: Education Change Is Hard Closing out a week of enthusiasm and energy at SXSWedu, Bill Gates reminded the crowd that what’s happening now echoes a surge of enthusiasm from the late 1990s, when the Web seemed to be opening limitless… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly – Mar.3rd, 2013 (#GBL)

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? (#GBL) News Playing to learn: Panelists at Stanford discussion say using games as an educational tool provides opportunities for deeper learning  The panel discussion, held at the Graduate School of Education (GSE) on Feb. 26, was part of the yearlong public course, Education’s Digital Future (Educ 403x). –… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly – Feb.24th, 2013 (#GBL)

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? News Half The Sky Launches Facebook Game To Provide Funding For Women And Girls Worldwide That’s the concept behind “Half the Sky Movement: The Game,” a new Facebook game that engages players in a series of stories and adventures related to the challenges facing women and… Read More ›

gamification

Play and Learn Weekly – Feb.17, 2013 (#GBL)

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? (#GBL) News World Education Games: Uniting the World in Learning Practice is on! The World Education Games are right around the corner. Compete with 5.5 million students in about 250 counties in Math, Science and/or Literacy. The World Education Games is an annual global online challenge to get all… Read More ›

Play and Learn Weekly – Feb.10th, 2013 (#GBL)

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? (#GBL) News Gamification Goes To College To paraphrase the famous advertisement about E.F. Hutton, “When edX speaks, people listen.” And edX is a big proponent of gamification. Dr. Anant Agarwal is the president of edX, as well as an MIT professor. At the MIT Inaugural Symposium on “The… Read More ›

educational games, learning games

Play and Learn Weekly – Feb.3rd, 2013

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? News A presentation on the differences between and constructive uses for gamification and games-based learning. (The Sloan Consortium) Gamification and games-based learning (GBL) are two very different fields: one is an external motivational system used to increase student engagement; the other is a form of experiential, constructivist… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly – Jan.27th, 2013

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? News Games In The Classroom – An Event In Collaboration With Dell And Intel On Thursday 24th of January, teachers from Singapore Ministry of Education Schools and Institutes of Higher Learning joined hosts Playware, Dell and Intel to learn more about how to bring 4 years of action research at… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly – Jan. 20th, 2013

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? News GlassLab Partners With EA to Build SimCityEDU Today, during a panel discussion on the future of connected learning at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C., GlassLab and Electronic Arts announced that they are developing a new online platform for educators based on the popular series of games…. Read More ›

CES

Play and Learn Weekly – Jan.13th, 2013

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn (game-based learning, #GBL) ? News EDU at CES 2013, Adaptive Learning, Smartbooks and Virtual Reality The Consumer Electronic Show, or CES, an annual trade show where tech companies like Samsung and Sony, show off their latest innovations, is nearing its end. Over the past few days… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly – Jan.6th, 2013

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn – game-based learning(#gbl) ? News Game Based Learning / Serious Games Journals Trying to rebuild a list of journals dealing specifically with game-based learning, serious games, and virtual worlds. (on-going) Games For Health Journal Simulation and Gaming Journal of Virtual Worlds Research (open access) Journal of Virtual… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly – Dec.30th, 2012

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn – Game-Based Learning (#GBL)? News Call for Content DSSH Congress 2013 The DSSH Lustrum Congress of the Dutch Society for Simulation in Healthcare, the largest European National Society of Simulation in Healthcare, will take place on the 20th of March 2013 at the Academic Medical Center in… Read More ›

serious games

Play and Learn Weekly – Dec.16th, 2012

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? News Be Wary of Video Games’ Educational Promises With electronic toys from Leap Pads to Wii U consoles topping many a holiday gift list, one way many parents justify the purchases, particularly with younger children, is to focus on their educational possibilities. A report from the New America… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly – Dec.9th, 2012

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? News Serious Games in Latin America: G4C Festival 2nd Edition Games for Change Latin America Festival 2nd Edition December 12-15, 2012 Latin America Memorial in Sao Paulo, Brazil THEME: GAMES IN SCHOOLS, NOW!? Games for Change (please find also G4C 2011 – Serious Games For Social Good Getting Ubiquitous), the… Read More ›

Play and Learn Weekly – Dec.2nd, 2012

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learning (game-based learning) ? News California State Schools Approve Game-Based Learning Provider Wowzers® for School Purchase with State Funds As an approved program, California’s more than 10,000 public schools can now incorporate Wowzers’ adaptive, game-based math and science Common Core instruction as a supplemental resource in their… Read More ›

teach with portal

Play and Learn Weekly – Nov.25th, 2012

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? News Gamers prove equal to surgeons in operating robotic surgery tools A new study from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) has proven the superior hand-eye coordination skills honed from hours of joystick-based gaming are the same talents required to master the world’s most advanced… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly – Nov.18th, 2012

What’s happening in the convergance of play and learn? News Angry Birds Meets Higher Education Earlier this week at the MIT Enterprise Forum, Digitaria’s SVP of Global Business Development Jim McArthur shared the stage with David Allison, CTO and co-founder of Nulu, and Ronald Uhlig, Dean of National University’s School of Business and Management. The… Read More ›

global education conference

Play and Learn Weekly – Nov.11th, 2012

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? News Games Sessions at the Global Education Conference The third annual Global Education Conference will be held next week November 12-16th, and BrainPOP is sponsoring the many game-based learning and game design sessions. This year’s entirely virtual conference has an ambitious schedule filled with over 300 sessions, presented… Read More ›

simulation and game-based learning

Play and Learn Weekly – Nov.4th, 2012

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? News This weekend! Games and Virtual Worlds UnSymposium  Most of the sessions were livestreamed and stored on the Games MOOC YouTube Channel; Sessions took place in Second Life, TERAOnline and World of Warcraft The UnSymposium is a grassroot community event, organized by Kae Novak (Blog: center4edupunx.com), Tanya Martin (Blog:  gridjumper.net), Chris Luchs (Blog: center4edupunx), Kate Hagerty… Read More ›

serious game expo

Play and Learn Weekly – Oct.28th, 2012

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? To have a more complete gathering of information, this weekly will be posted on every Sunday afternoon instead of Saturday from now on. Sorry for the change and thanks for your reading. News Educating Players: Are Games the Future of Education? At Technology Review‘s Emerging Technologies… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly – Oct.20th, 2012

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? At the bottom, tweet this post with your pick(s) on game-based learning that you like to add , we’ll add the tweet(s) into this briefing. News NASA Releases Free Educational Video Game Based on Space Craft Communications and Navigation Network In their continued effort engage youth… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly – Oct.13th, 2012

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn in this week? Check out our picks, if you have something to add, you could tweet this post along with your pick! News Showcase of games that change thinking Games for Change Festival aims to cultivate new ideas and thinking about how games can provide solutions… Read More ›

Huge Immersive Virtual Environment

Play and Learn Weekly – Oct.6th, 2012

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? Top news and articles about game-based learning for this week: News YoYo Games Partners with Valve to Launch GameMaker: Studio on new Steam Software Store Cross-Platform Games Development Environment Now Easily Accessible to 45 Million Steam Users : GameMaker: Studio is YoYo Games’ fast and easy to… Read More ›

Game-based learning

Play and Learn Weekly, Sep.29th, 2012

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn (game-based learning)? Here are our picks for this week. News Conference Programme for the 6th European Conference on Games Based Learning ECGBL 2012 Hosted by University College Cork and the Waterford Institute of Technology Conference venue: The River Lee Hotel, Cork, Ireland 4-5 October 2012 It’s in the game – Serious Games (World ORT EDUblog)… Read More ›

learning game toolkit

Play and Learn Weekly – Sep.22th, 2012

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn – game-based learning ? These are our picks for this week. News In this week, there are a lot of articles covering how games are used in classrooms, so we put them on top of this briefing. MinecraftEdu Teaches Students Through Virtual World-Building (TIME Techland) The game… Read More ›

gamification, badges

Play and Learn Weekly – Sep.15th, 2012

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? These are our picks on game-based learning news and articles for this week. News NewSchools Invests $200K in LGN to Expand Immersive Learning Games Market The investment will support LGN in building the market for high-quality learning games through the design and development of games and… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly Sep.8th, 2012

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? This is the briefing on game-based learning news and articles for this week. News From ‘Angry Birds’ to multi-player video games, NASA ramps up investment in educational technology NASA’s recent collaboration with gamemaker Rovio to create “Angry Birds Space,” in which players use slingshots to launch… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly Sep.1st, 2012

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? Here is the weekly briefing of information about game-based learning. News Event to examine power of games in education, health, social impact Leading researchers, game developers and digital entrepreneurs from the Arizona State University Center for Games and Impact will gather at Arizona Science Center in… Read More ›

gamification

Play and Learn Weekly Aug.25th, 2012

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? This is the briefing of this week. News IGN Partners With The University of Iowa to Kick Off Video Game Journalism Program IGN Entertainment is getting in the education game, partnering with The University of Iowa’s prestigious School of Journalism and Mass Communication to lend its… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly Aug.18th, 2012

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? Here is the briefing on game-based learning news, publications and articles of this week. News Serious Play Conference Aug 21 – 23, 2012, Redmond, Washington Highlights for this year include new research on the market and growth trends for the serious games industry and presentations of the… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly Aug. 11th, 2012

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn? This week’s briefing on game-based learning is for you… News Connected Educator Month: Game-Based Learning The Department’s research arm, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), recently announced a new round of awards through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, including several awards that focus on the development… Read More ›

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Play and Learn Weekly Aug.4th, 2012

What’s happening in the convergence of play and learn … News White House Academic Consortium on Games for Impact Launched On July 26, the inaugural meeting of the Academic Consortium on Games for Impact at was held at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in Washington, DC. Twenty academic members from 19 universities, 43… Read More ›

“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).