Summit on Educational Games (Oct. 2006)

“Harnessing the power of video games for learning”

Well the Federation of American Scientists are getting into the educational gaming stew with the announcement of the Summit on Educational Games. Now it appears that this idea may have come out of some earlier work done in a 2003 Learning Sciences and Technology Roadmap, however, my guess is that the growing popularity of educational gaming and simulation may have prompted the special educational games summit. This summit is a gathering many of the experts in gaming, and education from both the academic and private sector. Essentially the goal is to synthesize what is known about games for learning, and to set a roadmap for research and development opportunities in educational gaming. More later…


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