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.


How much class time should be spent playing games?

Last week I was was aked the question. "What percentage of time in a course should be spent playing games?" My response was, "Let me answer that in reverse, how much time should you spend giving lectures?" Today, I happened on Sharon Boller's blog post on Td.org Suggesting another refinement.
In it she distiguishes games for review and recall and games where the learning is central to the game as in a simulation game. Worth a read. She has good research backing her work.

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