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Classifying Learning Objectives in Commercial Games, Proof of Concept
An important step towards gaining an understanding of how a particular medium can be used most effectively in education is to study its outstanding examples, regardless of their original purpose. It is assumed that “good” games already embody sound pedagogy in their designs even if that incorporation was not deliberate (Becker, 2006). The work described here will examine commercially and critically successful video games as though they had been designed as learning objects. Through this perspective, it is possible to identify and classify built-in learning objectives and from there to associate the mechanisms and strategies employed to teach them. A significant outcome of this work will be to describe how the existing strategies used to promote “learning objectives” in commercial videogames can be used in the design of educational games. An additional outcome will be a synthesis of the core requirements for instructional design of digital games for learning.
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Computer scienceGames for learningGame studiesVideo game design
Katrin Becker, Classifying Learning Objectives in Commercial Games, Proof of Concept, 2006 Canadian Games Study Association Symposium September 21-24, 2006, York University, Toronto.
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