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What makes an educational computer game attractive?
  • Hi every body! I would like you to participate in this survey which we are conducting at the university of Duisburg-Essen in Germany about educational games, our aim is to answer the question: What makes an educational computer game attractive? Our focus would be on people who have received a high school education. All what you need to do is to try one of the games mentioned on the survey link, which we have picked up from the "Educational Game Directory" on this Wiki, and answer the questions of the survey on this link What makes an educational computer game attractive? Have fun!

Usable Learning
  • Complex Skill Development
    Hey folks, I’ve long thought that the instructional design toolbox is more focused on knowledge and procedural learning, and has less specifics to offer for complex skill development. I’m working on parsing some guidelines based on typ...
  • Upcoming Events
    Hey folks, So it’s a little dusty around here, but I do actually have some plans for doing a little blogging in future. In the mean time, feel free to join the conversation in the Design for How People Learn … Continue reading →
  • Brain as Prediction Machine
    So I’m really interested right now in how the brain operates as a prediction machine. Basically, one of our core brain functions seems to be guessing what is going to happen next. I think this has some really fascinating implications &hellip...

The Minecraft Teacher
  • Back to school.
    Long time no post.So one day I had this idea to use Minecraft in my class. It worked really, really well. It was transformative for both my students and myself. It was like discovering a new secret power to reach into the minds of kids.And I could...
  • My Tumblr turned five today. It’s certainly been an interesting...
    My Tumblr turned five today. It’s certainly been an interesting five years!
  • MinecraftEdu & Minecraft: Education Edition
    minecraftedu: As you might have already heard, Microsoft will be acquiring MinecraftEdu. You can read their announcement here. We’ll be posting FAQ on our website later today but here are some quick facts for MinecraftEdu users:  You c...

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