game design

What’s the Difference Between Games and Gamification?

What’s the Difference Between Games and Gamification?

| August 21, 2012 | 26 Comments

Perhaps the best way to think about games in education is not to automatically call everything that looks like fun a “learning game.” Lumping all digital game approaches together makes no more sense than a toddler’s inclination to call every four-legged animal a “doggie.” Game interest is definitely on the upswing in K-12 and higher […]

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Can Creating Computer Games Develop Reading and Writing Skills?

Can Creating Computer Games Develop Reading and Writing Skills?

| January 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

By Sara Bernard What should we teach kids about computers in 2011? Most already know how to use them. “The most interesting thing we can teach kids about computers is how to program them,” says Matthew MacLaurin, UX Director of Microsoft FUSE Labs and one of the originators of Kodu, a free, downloadable software that […]

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