from Stephen Downes

Games-Based Learning; a Serious Business Application

Good white paper covering game-based learning in some detail. I like the author’s approach: “Games-Based learning isn’t about using simplistic ‘Pong’ or ‘Who wants to be a millionaire?’ as a means to teach people raw facts. That was the approach that edutainment took and which by and large failed.” There’s a longish list of links to other white papers on p. 6 and a large number of examples, with screen shots, near the end of the paper. Via Networks. Kevin Corti, PIXElearning, May 3, 2007.