How to make games effective learning tools

EdSurge
Three Ways to Make Games More Effective for Learning
https://www.edsurge.com/n/2014-07-11-three-ways-to-make-games-more-effective-for-learning

Our Chief Architect of Learning Sciences, David Dockterman, pens a piece for EdSurge on three key things that make games effective learning tools.

Here's a taste: "Keep the gap between the game skills and the real world (including the real world of school) skills small. In other words make sure what happens in the game looks a lot like what you want students to do in the classroom. If you want students to get good at solving equations like 3x + 4 = 12, point them to games that share that format."

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