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ERIC Number: EJ826060
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1523
Digital Games in Education: The Design of Games-Based Learning Environments
Gros, Begona
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v40 n1 p23-38 Fall 2007
In recent years, electronic games have assumed an important place in the lives of children and adolescents. Children acquire digital literacy informally, through play, and neither schools nor other educational institutions take sufficient account of this important aspect. We consider that multimedia design for training and education should combine the most powerful features of interactive multimedia design with the most effective principles of technologically-mediated learning. An examination of the evolution of the design of videogames is a good way to analyze the main contributions and characteristics of games-based learning environments. At the same time, we will discuss the main obstacles and challenges to the use of games for learning. (Contains 1 footnote, 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Language: English
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