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ERIC Number: EJ1112212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2155-6849
The "Learning Games Design Model": Immersion, Collaboration, and Outcomes-Driven Development
Chamberlin, Barbara; Trespalacios, Jesús; Gallagher, Rachel
International Journal of Game-Based Learning, v2 n3 p87-110 2012
Instructional designers in the Learning Games Lab at New Mexico State University have developed a specific approach for the creation of educational games, one that has been used successfully in over 20 instructional design projects and is extensible to other developers. Using this approach, game developers and content experts (a) work collaboratively to ensure educational goals and outcomes are appropriate for the learner and the learning environment, (b) immerse themselves' in both content and game design, and (c) test extensively throughout development with members of the target audience. The authors describe the model, discuss the implications of this approach for the creation of effective educational games, and share case studies based on the design model in practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico
Grant or Contract Numbers: 0918794; 20075111003813