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What Is Game-Based Learning?

When Is Learning a Game?

There are several elements that define an activity as a game (GBL): Tile Game In Need of  Rules

These features are similar to those of a good lesson plan:

So the challenge for the designer/instructor is to combine the two in such a way as to enhance the strengths of each approach, to make learning fun and to make games more useful. What Makes a Good Game?

When is a Game Educational?

Make learning integral to scoring and winning.

What Kinds of Games Do College Students Play?

A look around the campus reveals that students engage in all kinds of games.

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