games and psychometrics

Could Video Games Measure Skills That Tests Can’t Capture? http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/08/11/could-video-games-measure-skills-that-tests-cant-capture/ applying the mechanics of games to the science of psychometrics — the measurement of the mind. Scholars like James Paul Gee believe video games actually come much closer to capturing … Continue reading

grants for games

Jumpstarting Innovation in Education Technology through SBIR http://ies.ed.gov/blogs/research/post/Jumpstarting-Innovation The U.S. Department of Education’s Small Business Innovation Research program, operated out of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), funds projects to develop education technology products designed to support student learning and … Continue reading

video games Norway

Literature, Ethics, Physics: It’s All In Video Games At This Norwegian School http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/07/literature-ethics-physics-its-all-in-video-games-at-this-norwegian-school/ game-based learning seems to be a misnomer, as the learning is not based on games, but enhanced by them. Commercial games are repurposed and modified to support … Continue reading

Recommendations for games and gaming at LRS

Gaming and Gamification in academic and library settings (paper) Based on the literature regarding games, gaming, gamification, game-based learning, and serious games, several clear trends emerge: Gaming and gamification in the sense of game-based learning is about using games and … Continue reading

games for building and exploration

Beyond Minecraft: Games That Inspire Building and Exploration http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/11/beyond-minecraft-games-that-inspire-building-and-exploration/ 1. Garry’s Mod  Garry’s Mod (GMod) is a sandbox game like Minecraft but instead of building and exploring, students use a fun physics engine that simulates things like gravity and mass. They also use … Continue reading

Games and the Brain

This Is Your Brain On Games http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/this-is-your-brain-on-games/ “Action video games have a number of ingredients that are actually really powerful for brain plasticity, learning, attention, and vision,” says brain scientist Daphne Bavelier in her TED Talk on the subject. In February, Italian … Continue reading