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Games for learning : are schools ready for what's to come?
Becker, KatrinJacobsen, D. Michele
Games Studies is still a relatively new field where much basic research remains to be done. This study asks K-12 teachers about their attitudes towards the use of games for teaching, what factors facilitate their use and what barriers exist? Information about attitudes, and what things assist and prevent the adoption of games in the classroom can help identify areas of need for the development of support. Concerns about the state and accessibility of computers in classrooms are known, and may not be addressable by those interested in providing games for learning, bit other factors may be. This study outlines several target areas suitable for further research as well as a few suggestions for approaches that might help in the promotion of games as learning objects.
Computer scienceEducational gamesGamesGames for learningGame studies
Katrin Becker & Michele Jacobsen, Games for Learning: Are Schools Ready for What's to Come? DiGRA 2005 2nd International Conference, “Changing Views: Worlds in Play” Vancouver, B.C. June 16-20, 2005.
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