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ERIC Number: ED541479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 626
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: 978-1-4666-2848-9
Cases on Digital Game-Based Learning: Methods, Models, and Strategies
Baek, Youngkyun; Whitton, Nicola
IGI Global
In K-12 classrooms, as well as on the college and university level, the incorporation of digital games has played a vital role in the educational system. While introducing teachers to new fields, these digital games have been designed and implemented for the classroom and have shown positive results at a variety of educational levels. Cases on Digital Game-Based Learning: Methods, Models, and Strategies analyzes the implementation of digital game applications for learning as well as addressing the challenges and pitfalls experienced. Providing strategies, advice and examples on adopting games into teaching, this collection of case studies is essential for teachers and instructors at various school levels in addition to researchers in game-based learning and pedagogic innovation. Contents include: (1) "Come Fly with Us": Playing with Girlhood in the World of Pixie Hollow (Maria Velazquez); (2) Using MMORPGs in Classrooms: Stories vs. Teachers as Sources of Motivation (Mete Akcaoglu); (3) Are Wii Having Fun Yet? (Christina Badman and Matthew DeNote); (4) Beyond Hidden Bodies and Lost Pigs: Student Perceptions of Foreign Language Learning with Interactive Fiction (Joe Pereira); (5) Civilization IV in 7th Grade Social Studies: Motivating and Enriching Student Learning with Constructivism, Content standards, and 21st Century Skills (Solomon Senrick); (6) QRienteering: Mobilising the M-Learner with Affordable Learning Games for Campus Inductions (Christopher Horne); (7) Enhancing Nutritional Learning Outcomes within a Simulation and Pervasive Game-Based Strategy (Mark McMahon); (8) "Sell Your Bargains" or Playing a Mixed-Reality Game to Spice-Up Teaching in Higher Education (Chrissi Nerantzi); (9) Medicina: Methods, Models, Strategies (Amanda Muller and Gregory Mathews); (10) Strategies for Effective Digital Games Development and Implementation (T. Lim, S. Louchart, N. Suttie, J. M. Ritchie, R. S. Aylett, I. A. Stanescu, I. Roceanu, I. Martinez-Ortiz, and P. Moreno-Ger); (11) Learning and Teaching as Communicative Actions: Broken Window as a Model of Transmedia Game Learning (Scott J. Warren and Anjum Najmi); (12) Get Your Head in the Game: Digital Game-Based Learning with Game Maker (Brian Herrig); (13) Elements of Game Design: Developing a Meaningful Game Design Curriculum for the Classroom (Danielle Herro); (14) Game-Making in a Fourth Grade Art Classroom Using Gamestar Mechanic (Michelle Aubrecht); (15) Using Game Design as a Means to Make Computer Science Accessible to Adolescents (Roxana Hadad); (16) 3D GameLab: Quest-Based Pre-Service Teacher Education (Chris Haskell); (17) Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for Game-Based Learning in Schools (Soojeong Lee); (18) Death in Rome: Using an Online Game for Inquiry-Based Learning in a Pre-Service Teacher Training Course (Shannon Kennedy-Clark, Vilma Galstaun and Kate Anderson); (19) Games, Models, and Simulations in the Classroom: Designing for Epistemic Activities (Terence C. Aher and Angela Dowling); (20) The Role of Animations and Manipulatives in Supporting Learning and Communication in Mathematics Classrooms (Lida J. Uribe-Florez and Jesus Trespalacios); (21) It's All in How You Play the Game: Increasing the Impact of Gameplay in Classrooms (Shani Reid, Helene Jennings and Scot Osterweil); (22) Challenges of Introducing Serious Games and Virtual Worlds in Educational Curriculum (C. Ribeiro, J. Pereira, C. Calado, and C. Ferreira); (23) Serious Games for Reflective Learning: Experiences from the MIRROR Project (L. Pannese, M. Prilla, A. Ascolese, and D. Morosini); (24) Evaluating Games in Classrooms: A Case Study with DOGeometry (Gunter Wallner, Simone Kriglstein, and Johannes Biba); (25) Learning with the Support of a Digital Game in the Introduction to Finance Class: Analysis of the Students' Perception of the Game's Ease of Use and Usefulness (M. Romero and M. Usart); and (26) Racing Academy: A Case Study of a Digital Game for Supporting Students Learning of Physics and Engineering (Richard Joiner, Ioanna Iacovides, Jos Darling, Andy Diament, Ben Drew, John Duddley, Martin Owen, and Carl Gavin).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4; Grade 7; Higher Education; Middle Schools; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Wisconsin