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Guest Post: Distributed Practice Pt.2

This week we welcome back guest blogger Dave Eng, founder of University XP to illuminate some of the complex concepts surrounding distributed practice in games-based learning.Dave Eng is an intellectual …

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Using Democracy 3 to Teach Civics

In this month’s deep dive on using games for classroom education, we will be mixing theory and application as we explore Democracy 3, a wonderful little political simulator. This politics …

Is Gamification Still Bullshit?

In his landmark 2011 speech, Dr. Ian Bogost declared that “gamification is bullshit.” As one of the most prominent scholars on games (both then and now), these words challenged a …

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Game Learning: Authentic Experience

A major part of experiential learning is providing the learner with authentic experience. We can use games and game learning to simulate authentic experiences to a degree that normal instruction …

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Narrative Learning with Games

What’s in a story? Essentially everyone old enough to process language knows the basics of story and storytelling. We know that stories usually have characters, a setting, a plot, a …