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. […]
Jeff Dunn at Edudemic.com has created a great inforgraphic summarising the game-based learning in the classroom. It covers several ways you can include games in your teaching, a history of educational games and some of the strategies you can use to make learning more effective (not just more fun).