Every now and then while searching the net I come across articles that provide interesting points or arguments about game-based learning. The articles below represent a few of my favorites. An editorial or synopsis is provided on each.
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AUG 16, 2012
by Justin Marquis Ph.D.
This article compares and constrast traditional and game-based learning. Don't confuse this with gamification. Dr. Marquis points out the middle ground between commercial games and educational games. A couple of the major issues consists of lack of software, and lack of teacher expertise.
Published: December 5, 2013
by Martin Boeker, Peter Andel, Werner Vach, Alexander Frankenschmidt
This study compares traditional learning with GBL for medical students. I applaud the conclusion to the study, "Game-based e-learning is more effective than a script-based approach for the training" and "has a high positive motivational impact on learning." See what I did there? Like mass-media, I share pertinent bits that fit my viewpoint.
Impact of instructions and feedback on motivation and learning effectiveness
Published: September 2013
by S. Erhel, , E. Jamet
Study and experiments on the effects of game-based learning in regards to learning processes. The study comes at an expense, but the findings were interesting.
The study follows and delineates specifically on GBL versus multimedia learning.
Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
by Jessica Trybus
This article is one of the most interesting that I have come across in my research. Mrs. Trybus sums up our entire site in one well written page, while comparing hands-on training (OJT), tranditional learning, and game-based learning. If I had to select one work and present it, this would be that article.