ERIC Number: EJ814836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
Students as Designers and Creators of Educational Computer Games: Who Else?
British Journal of Educational Technology, v39 n6 p1004-1019 Nov 2008
In the companion article, "Spirit of the Game: Empowering Students as Designers in Schools?", author Cher Ping Lim puts forth strong arguments supporting the creation and use of curricular, educational games in our schools and education. His essay ends with the question "Can students build such games?" This paper responds to this question and provides examples of how students can design and build games within the school curriculum to enhance engagement in the classrooms. Two approaches are suggested: Mini-game-based curriculum and complex game for entire course.
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computers, Student Role, Curriculum Development, Design, Learner Engagement, Educational Technology, Educational Strategies, Technology Integration
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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