Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

One of the reasons games support learning, according to this article, is that they support learner autonomy. "A way to provide students with motivational learning experiences is to offer them ill-defined, authentic tasks from realistic problem contexts, and give them autonomy in finding solutions through meaningful gameplay... Research highlights the importance of personalising learning experiences in order to keep learners motivated and in their ‘flow channel’." See also the full article (17 page PDF) on which this short summary is based.

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