Game-Informed Learning: Applying Computer Game Processes to Higher Education

August 3, 2005

Computer games have made a significant cultural, social, economic, political, and technological impact on society (Newman 2004). Given the widespread popularity of video games, their ability to sustain long-term player engagement with challenging tasks (Gee 2003), and their tendency to elicit proactive player communities (Rheingold 1994), it should come as no great surprise that educators have become increasingly interested in the potential of such games as learning tools.

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