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ERIC Number: EJ1100940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
What Is Game-Based Learning? Past, Present, and Future
Jan, Mingfong; Gaydos, Matthew
Educational Technology, v56 n3 p6-11 May-Jun 2016
This article aims at clarifying and conceptualizing game-based learning (GBL) in order to pinpoint directions for practices and research. The authors maintain that GBL should be conceptualized toward the transformation of a textbook-learning culture. The authors emphasize the importance of a paradigm shift in learning and a reorientation in conceptualizing GBL. To support this argument, the authors present four types of games for learning and three GBL models. The taxonomy provides a channel for thinking about the past, the present, and the future of GBL. The authors hope that it also serves as a convenient and useful thinking tool for teachers, school leaders, policy-makers, and researchers.
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Language: English
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