Beyond Chocolate-Coated Brocolli

One of the pitfalls of using game-based learning is doing because “games are cool with the kids.” That’s a recipe for chocolate coated brocolli with limited benefits. The real opportunity is in using games because they are challenging, self-paced learning and complex simulations.

InGame Director Stephen Knightly presented at ULearn 2013, New Zealand’s premier teaching and technology conference, on strategies for using games in the classroom (and for homework and project-based learning). His presentation is below.