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ERIC Number: EJ1003132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
More than Child's Play: Games Have Potential Learning and Assessment Tools
Phillips, Vicki; Popovic, Zoran
Phi Delta Kappan, v94 n2 p26-30 Oct 2012
There is increasing evidence that games provide good learning environments, particularly in their ability to drive tenacity and intrinsic motivation, two key characteristics needed for student success. Advancing technology now enables games to also serve as assessments with real-time data that gives teachers the ability to have immediate information about students' knowledge so they can provide differentiated instruction. In this article, Vicki Phillips, director of education, College Ready, in the United States Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Zoran Popovic, director of the Center for Game Science at the University of Washington, outline the advantages of gaming technologies and the current barriers to broader adoption in schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Washington