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10 Best Colleges for Game-Based Learning

If you were busy playing Call of Duty and you missed it, July 8 was Video Games Day. While most people’s experience with gaming involves mindless destruction or sports competition, educators have begun to see the value in the medium for helping students learn. While the research is still developing and some professors are still skeptical, these 10 colleges represent your best bets for learning while playing video and other games.

via 10 Best Colleges for Game-Based Learning – Best Colleges Online.

Game-Based Learning Gains Ground in Higher Education

Discussions of game-based learning tend to focus on K-12 classrooms, but educational gaming isnt just for kids. From simulation-based games, to Massively Multiplayer Online MMO games, to Alternate Reality Games ARGs, to Serious Games that take on real-world social issues see Purdue Universitys Serious Games Center, higher education is on the path to widespread integration of all sorts of games in all sorts of classrooms.In its 2012 report on technology trends in higher education, the New Media Consortium predicts that the horizon for widespread adoption of game-based learning is just two to three years away. Despite some challenges, including economic pressures and institutional barriers, its a good bet that game-based learning will soon be commonplace in most college and university classrooms.

via University of Phoenix – Educating the Workforce of Tomorrow.