Digital Game-Based Learning

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Today's workforce is quicker, sharper, more visually oriented, and more technology-savvy than ever. To truly benefit from the Digital Natives' learning power and enthusiasm, traditional training methods must adapt to the way people learn today. Written by the founder of Games2train, this innovative book is filled with examples and information to meet the demands of both educators and employers.

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Overview

Today's workforce is quicker, sharper, more visually oriented, and more technology-savvy than ever. To truly benefit from the Digital Natives' learning power and enthusiasm, traditional training methods must adapt to the way people learn today. Written by the founder of Games2train, this innovative book is filled with examples and information to meet the demands of both educators and employers.

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Editorial Reviews

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Prensky (CEO of a private firm) presents a strategic and tactical guide to a recent trend in learning<-->combining content with video games and computer games to engage young people entering the work force. With approximately 50 case studies and examples, he illustrates potential application of game-based learning to a variety of industries. Chapters provide background on the topic, explain how games teach, and show what some organizations are already doing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Maxis - Will Wright
“A must-read both for educators interested in interactive educational technologies and for game developers looking to maximize the social impact of their work.”
EVP, Human Resources, - Mark Bieler
“Marc’s book is a ‘must-read’ for business managers and HR directors as well.”
TRENDS e-letter - Elliott Masie
“This is a breakthrough book that looks at learning as a high activity, high engagement and high intensity process. Marc Prensky has written a must-read book for our field!”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557788634
  • Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 790,976
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

MARC PRENSKY is a speaker, writer, consultant, and designer in the critical areas of education and learning. He is the founder and CEO of Games2train and a pioneer in the field of game-based learning. He has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal , and The Economist , has appeared on the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, and PBS, and was named one of the "top ten visionaries" by Training magazine.

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Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction / Background.
1. The Digital Game-Based Learning Revolution.
2. The Games Generations: How Learners Have Changed.
3. Why Education and Training Have Not Changed.
4. Digital Game-Based Learning: New Hope for Learner-Centered Training and Education.
Part Two: How Games Teach and Why They Work.
5. Fun, Play and Games: What Makes Games Engaging?.
6. Digital Game-Based Learning: Why and How It Works.
7. Digital Game-Based Learning for Kids and Students: Edutainment.
8. Digital Game-Based Learning for Adults.
Part Three: What Leading Organizations are Doing.
9. Digital Game-Based Learning in Business: 41 Examples and Case Studies, from the Incredibly Simple to the Amazingly Complex.
10. True Believers: Digital Game-Based Learning in the Military.
Part Four: Implementation.
11. Bringing Digital Game-Based Learning into Your Organization.
12. The Roles of Teachers and Trainers in Digital Game-Based Learning: Digital Game-Based Instruction.
(and more...)
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2001

    Impressive Book!

    When you finish reading this book, you want to try out game based learning. Not only kids but also adults love fun games, too. It's very impressive approach to combining games and business learning. You will find a lot of companies use games to train people through this book. As you notice, our computer enviroment has been changed rapidly. We should use our new fun way of learning for youger generation. It is really worth reading book.

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