Current climate for digital game-based learning of science in further and higher education.

Abstract:

:Digital game-based learning (DGBL) is being used increasingly as an alternative learning tool to teach science in further and higher education. A variety of digital game formats currently exist for science learning, alongside diverse methods for their implementation and evaluation. This paper aims to provide a broad summary of the field by discussing the current platforms for DGBL and examples of games played on them. These include gamified simulations and traditional digital games delivered through personal computer and online software; mobile games delivered through downloaded applications for devices such as tablets and mobile phones; and educational modifications of commercial games, known amongst gamers as 'mods'. To conclude the summary, the paper discusses the current challenges and barriers associated with DGBL in further and higher science education, and potential strategies researchers may consider to overcome them.

journal_name

FEMS Microbiol Lett

authors

Brown CL,Comunale MA,Wigdahl B,Urdaneta-Hartmann S

doi

10.1093/femsle/fny237

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Has Abstract

pub_date

2018-11-01 00:00:00

issue

21

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0378-1097

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1574-6968

pii

5107356

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365

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