Category Archives: Games

Microsoft funding a “do games help us learn” project

Games based learning researchers will be keen to see how this new Microsoft project works out for school students in the New York area. As strange as it seems I’m not sure $1.5 million will be enough funding to do … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Games

Negative myths of games debunked – mostly

This is an excellent article from (Henry Jenkins – MIT) – even if I only say that because it supports my own experience and instinct (plus bias!). In (crude) summary: games are not just for male children, they are social … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Games

Video games inspire kids to read?

A very interesting article here discusses whether video-games can inspire reading among children. It skirts around the old video-game narratologist – ludologist debate which can instigate some fierce argument. Up front I have to say that I tend to view … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Games

Massively Multiplayer Online Quiz

In my education and games research over the past couple of years I’ve been looking at different ways to represent learners in to provide appropriate and motivating feedback.  We have been edging more and more towards systems of reward similar … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Games