ERIC Number: EJ792125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 93
What Research Has to Say about Designing Computer Games for Learning
Tobias, Sigmund; Fletcher, J. D.
Educational Technology, v47 n5 p20-29 Sep-Oct 2007
Empirical research was reviewed to identify recommendations that game designers and developers could use to improve the pedagogical effectiveness of games for instruction. Findings from the research literature suggested 13 recommendations, which are discussed in this article. Distinctions between instructional games and instructional simulations and the role of games in programs of instruction are also discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Games, Computer Simulation, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Literature Reviews
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