100 postings!!! Going Meta on Gaming and Education

Yes this is my 100th post.  I don’t know why big round numbers do it for me, but they do.      Here are some other big numbers to go along with my 100th post.

As of 5:45 PM in United States (California), on July 25th;

there have been 3185 views of Gaming and Education, people from 81 Nations have visited, I have made 600 tags, and visitors have posted 22 comments.

Thanks to my 46 followers and all the “link love” you have given.

As part of my 100th post I’ve decided to give away an idea for a learning game that I have not had time to make myself.

Here is the idea – an educational game about educational games.  I am envisioning a questing game, where the goal is to uncover the current landscape of educational gaming.  This has been my goal, as I have written the literature review for my dissertation.  In this game, a player would; discover the key theorist in educational gaming, learn the various affordances of learning games, find how educational games connect with learning theory, understand the historical development of educational games, and learn many other things along the way. I know that this game may only appeal to those who are also researching educational games.  But, such a game might serve as a good model for other such games on narrow topics.  For example, a game might be developed for mastery of “constructivist learning”.

As much as I would like to build an educational game about educational gaming, I must first complete my dissertation!   I hope someone takes this idea and creates a game that I wish I had time to build.

Thanks again to all my readers and followers.  Please leave more comments and suggestions for future posts.  I still believe that games are one of the most powerful tools to facilitate learning!

Keep playing!

Keep learning!

Peace,

Anthony

About Gaming and Education

Through my research, I have found that games are a powerful tool for learning for players of all ages. Last year I earned my doctorate in Educational Leadership at Azusa Pacific University. My dissertation was entitled - Higher Order Thinking Skills in Digital Games. I have presented my research at the annual convention of the California Educational Research Association. In addition to teaching, I assist other researchers who are working in the field of games and Learning.

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