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532: Making a Better World Through Games

April 6, 2011 Justin Miscellaneous

In February 2010, Jane McGonigal gave a TED Talk on how gaming is not only a prominent feature of modern society, but an absolutely essential one. She cites statistics that demonstrate people become engaged in games more than any other activity, and follows up with an argument that has been echoed by educators interested in […]

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532: Engaging Learners Through Video Game Principles

February 5, 2011 Justin Miscellaneous

In a TED Talk from 2010, Tom Chatfield describes seven aspects that lend to the creation of effective, engaging games. They can particularly be applied to how we learn in general. The video is shown below, and he starts describing the seven aspects around the 8:30 mark. These ideas apply directly to how learning-oriented games […]

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