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Serious games and gaming. (English)
Lowrie, Tom (ed.) et al., Digital games and mathematics learning. Potential, promises and pitfalls. Dordrecht: Springer (ISBN 978-94-017-9516-6/hbk; 978-94-017-9517-3/ebook). Mathematics Education in the Digital Era 4, 201-232 (2015).
Summary: This chapter studies serious games, games for education and training. First, the nature of what makes a game is discussed and a distinction drawn between games and simulation. Games are considered at multiple levels. At one level, there are games which focus on developing a physical skill, such as learning to fly a plane or carry out a surgical procedure. At other levels are games which develop high-level social skills and gamification, the addition of game-like elements to add motivation. The progress in developing games for mathematics education is described, along with a general perspective on the state of evaluation of serious games.
Classification: U70 R80
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