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Learning by Doing: A Comprehensive Guide to Simulations, Computer Games, and Pedagogy in e-Learning and Other Educational Experiences by Clark Aldrich

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4.4. APPLICATIONS

I have a quick question. Which of the following are true?

  • I have used a game-based model in a course I have taken.

  • I have used a game-based model in a course I created.

Now put the chart on the following page exactly five feet away from you on the floor. Take out six pennies. Use the first two as practice, then see how many of the last four you can get to land on your opinion.

Game-based models build buzz within training groups and good will among students. They tend to be easily accessible and a pleasant break from traditional linear content. They work very well when new names, jargon, acronyms, facts, and/or charts, boring but important, have to be rolled out across a large population, especially around a compliance situation. ...

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