The University of the arts

Game-Based Learning in the Classroom, Introductory
The University of the Arts

ETEC 521NM 01 Game-Based Learning in the Classroom, Introductory

ETEC 521NM 01

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Joseph Bires


Chester County IU

Spring 2018

  • (Jan. 22 to Feb. 19)
  • Mon, Wed 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 3.00 Credits
  • 3.00 Graduate Credits
  • Tuition: $1010 / Fees: $50
This course will provide educators an opportunity to explore the principles, processes and theories of game-based learning in the classroom. Educators will critically analyze the characteristics and applications of digital games for various learning needs. The course is designed to explore the symbiotic classroom relationship between games, play and learning. We will identify and analyze current trends such as integration of games, data analytics, and badges for learning. We will explore the fundamental elements of game-based learning and we will write a game design document (GDD), including the story, learning theories, mechanics, technology and aesthetics.

This is a hybrid course with in person dates Jan 22 + 24, Jan 29 + 31, Feb 5 + 7, Feb 12 + 14, 5:30-9:00pm.