The Practicalities of Educational Games: Challenges of Taking Games into Formal Educational Settings

@article{Marklund2014ThePO,
  title={The Practicalities of Educational Games: Challenges of Taking Games into Formal Educational Settings},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Berg Marklund and Per Backlund and Henrik Engstr{\"o}m},
  journal={2014 6th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications (VS-GAMES)},
  year={2014},
  pages={1-8}
}
The complexity of balancing educational purpose and engaging gameplay mechanics through appropriate design decisions has frequently been discussed in learning game literature. The discussion has primarily focused on highlighting connections between game design principles and learning principles and making guidelines for achieving engaging learning scenarios through game mechanics tailored to specific subject matters. Play, and the learning derived from it, is thus often studied as a phenomenon… CONTINUE READING

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