Technology in School

More on Games

May 1, 2012

MORE ON GAMES: A great summary from Mindshift on education gaming research conducted in the UK. Apparently, the “secret sauce” to educational games lies in the intrinsic game play -- that is, baking feedback into the gameplay and not simply awarding a simple gold star or check mark (which is called extrinsic game play). In the study, students who played the intrinsic version of a game learned more math and played 7x more than students on the extrinsic version of the same game. Download the journal article here.

Technology in School

More on Games

May 1, 2012

MORE ON GAMES: A great summary from Mindshift on education gaming research conducted in the UK. Apparently, the “secret sauce” to educational games lies in the intrinsic game play -- that is, baking feedback into the gameplay and not simply awarding a simple gold star or check mark (which is called extrinsic game play). In the study, students who played the intrinsic version of a game learned more math and played 7x more than students on the extrinsic version of the same game. Download the journal article here.

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