Christmas is coming and have you noticed what’s written on most of the kids’ gift list these days? Technology is everywhere and even reaching out to the youngest ones. So you probably got a request for a new iPad, or a new smartphone, or some brand new video games. Games again? Well. The digital games kids are playing don’t have to be games that are only for entertainment. No. They can be much, much more than that.
We’ll try below to explain you why and then take this opportunity to discuss with you about digital game-based learning. With kids attracted to video games, you’d be amazed by the benefits there are with e-learning.
Why? Let’s have the final picture before we go more into details and how you can learn more about it. To put it simply, e-learning is fun learning. It’s playing and learning in the same time, thanks to the gamify learning. It’s more efficient. It’s better. Plain and simple.
How does it work? Professionals during the process of game-making include within the game some learning materials therefore kids no longer play for the sake of playing and having fun, but as well they’re learning something interesting and fun.
We hope this is clear now.
In order to help you understand more about this great topic of gamifying education, here are three resources you can have a look into in order to know more about .
1) There are tons of online resources you can quickly grab. If we were to select one blog to understand more about gamification of learning though, that would be Mindshift. Mindshift is a dedicated space that “explores the future of learning in all its dimensions, covering cultural and technology trends, innovations in education, groundbreaking research, education policy, and more” and you can start here with thisgreat guide to digital games and learning.
2) Experts in town, experts from Hong Kong. Well, we don’t like to brag, but here at FifthWisdom we know a decent amount of information when it comes to Gamify Learning, as we are developing cool games kids can learn and have fun with. If you fancy giving us a call or emailing us, feel free to do so. We love to help.
3) The coming Learning & Teaching Expo 2014 will be a great place to hang around if you’re curious about the future of learning. Guess what? It’s one of the main themes of this year’s expo. How great is that? You’d better book at least one morning or one afternoon depending on your schedule and go there at the Hong Kong Convention Center. It’s happening pretty soon, on December
11th, 12th and 13th ant game-based learning is on the 13th. You should have a look there.
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