I use this blog to reflect and distill my thinking about simulations and games for learning. I look for ready to use resources to quickly create active learning experiences that engage and inform. I also share, news, ideas, and just for fun.
Game Design Principles
In her article Computer Game Design: New Directions For Intercultural Simulation Game Designers Elaine M. Raybourn (pdf) provides some very useful and simple notions about games in both the online and offine world. Her ideas are very adaptable to developing games using readily available tools such as chat, discussion forums, and e-mail. As my friend Thiagi once said. "Interaction is in your mind, not in your mouse."