Guest Post: Gaming in Education

“A game is an opportunity to focus our energy, with relentless optimism, at something we’re good at (or getting better at) and enjoy. In other words, gameplay is the direct emotional opposite of depression.” -Jane McGonigal, Reality is Broken

Guest Blog Post by Faye Walker

In this game-centric world, video games are playing a vital role in providing innovative ideas for student information systems and learning.  Game-based learning (GBL) is designed to balance curriculum content with gameplay. It is said GBL concepts are allowing students to challenge and motivate themselves to learn better.  The students can share their valuable insights through blogging and forums. Students are lighten new solutions to old problems.

Here is an infographic about gaming in education:

Video Games in School
Source: Video Games in School

Here are more resources on GBL:

Blogs on GBL

Game Based Learning Site

What Research Says About Game-Based Learning

2 thoughts on “Guest Post: Gaming in Education”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s