Abstracts of Three Meta-Analysis Studies of Serious Games

Karl Kapp, The Learning Generalist, Sept 23, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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The most interesting result of this survey of meta-studies of serious games: "Learners learned less from simulation games than comparison instructional methods when the instruction the comparison group received as a substitute for the game actively engaged them in the learning experience (so activity, not game elements seems to increase the learning)." Which accords with what we know about learning.

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