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Games in  Education:  Serious Games

Games in Education: Serious Games

' it is argued that digital games, including simulations and virtual worlds, have the potential to be an important teaching tool because they are interactive, engaging and immersive activities (for example see the work of Gee 2008; Shaffer 2005; Smith 2007). this document considers this claim. it begins by briely considering the rationale for using games in education – informal and formal. it then considers the various types of digital games that are described as being educational, speciically: – the relationship between games, serious games, simulations, educational simulations, and virtual worlds – the deinition and usefulness of the term serious games – the underlying pedagogy in education games – assessment within games. the report then has an overview of their current use and research... Show More
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