Using Gaming for Learner Engagement and Growth
Educational games have been used in online and digital educational environments as a method to engage and entertain learners. The goal of these educational solutions is to improving the likelihood of retaining and applying the concepts presented in the game. This presentation will review recent research published in 2018-2019 about what works and what does not work in the design and implementation of educational games for performance improvement. Recommendations will be offered about elements to look for in commercial educational games and for inclusion in locally developed games to be used in education and performance improvement initiatives.
Dr. Rose Baker
Director for Planning, Policy Analysis and Grant Program Support, Miami Dade College
Rose is an assistant professor at the University of North Texas in the Department of Learning Technologies, in the College of Information. She earned a PhD in instructional systems and an MEd in adult education theory and practice from The Pennsylvania State University.