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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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13.1. WHAT WE LEARN FROM COMPUTER GAMES

We do learn a lot of universal truths from most computer games. "Experts" will spend years debating over what one actually learns from computer games. (And starting with a computer game and then figuring out what one learns is very different from starting with critical things to teach and then figuring out how to use computer game methodology to aid in the instruction.) But here are some that Gonzalo and I thought were most important.

13.1.1. 1. You Are the Key to Success

Computer games have to be the most empowering activities around. Few players lean back in their chairs while engaging a computer game.

Contrast this to so many activities, from movies to classroom lectures to reading books to being a ...

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