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What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning And Literacy

Posted in Books with tags , , , , on June 1, 2008 by frans

The pedagogic and cognitive character of digital games has been long in the interests of academic educators, but recent years have seen strong rise in the study of so-called ‘serious games’. James Paul Gee points out in his book that we should turn our attention to entertainment games in order to learn about effective pedagogic in interactive media.

Gee, James Paul (2003) What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning And Literacy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Amazon.com preview into the revised edition here.

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ISAGA

Posted in Organisations with tags , , , on March 9, 2008 by frans

International Simulation and Gaming Association — ISAGA — is focused on the use of simulation and gaming, particularly from educational perspectives. ISAGA has organised an annual conference since 1970, making it the longest existing forum for academic discussion related to gaming. See:
http://www.isaga.info/