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ERIC Number: EJ856579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 78
ISSN: ISSN-1046-8781
Digital Games in eLearning Environments: Current Uses and Emerging Trends
Moreno-Ger, Pablo; Burgos, Daniel; Torrente, Javier
Simulation & Gaming, v40 n5 p669-687 2009
The notion of using games in education is as old as games themselves. In addition, the massive market opened by the digital games industry has caused great interest regarding their specific potential in education. However, this interest is sometimes thwarted by the resistance of traditional educational settings toward technology-enhanced learning and digital games. The future, on the contrary, is much more promising within the eLearning field. This field is in a process of evolution and reinvention, seeking new features and ideas to improve the learning experience. We believe that educational games are a perfect medium for these new directions in eLearning. In this article, the synergies between the new eLearning environments and educational games are explored and reviewed. (Contains 4 figures and 2 notes.)
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Language: English
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