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Serious Games and E-Learning-Learning Standards: Towards an Integrated Experience
Serious Games Institute, Coventry University, UK.
Serious Games Institute, Coventry University, UK.
Serious Games Institute, Coventry University, UK.
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2013 (English)In: Journal of Advanced Distributed Learning Technology (JADLeT), ISSN 2285-1070, Vol. 1, no 1, 9-20 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Since the emergence of e-Learning-Learning systems, researchers have explored methods to increase their efficacy, and support a wider range of pedagogical approaches. Similarly, the concept of using Game Based Learning, taken commonly to refer to the use of digital games for education, has also been the subject of a substantial volume of research into their pedagogical design and impact. The popularisation of Game Based Learning has occurred in parallel with the establishment of E-Learning systems; however, questions remain on both technical and pedagogical levels as to how games can effectively be integrated into e-Learning systems. Games can differ substantially from other educational media when used as learning resources, as they may combine high-fidelity audio and video content and employ experiential, social, or exploratory pedagogies. Observing that games are not commonly designed to be included in E-Learning-Learning systems, and that most E-Learning-Learning standards at present do not specifically include affordances for Game Based Learning, this paper explores recent advances in standardisation of Game Based Learning descriptions, and their integration with ELearning- Learning standards.

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Romania Advanced Distributed Learning Partnership Lab , 2013. Vol. 1, no 1, 9-20 p.
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Standards, e-Learning-Learning, Serious Games, EduGameLab, Metadata
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Computer and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-8369OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-8369DiVA: diva2:639537
Available from: 2013-08-08 Created: 2013-08-08 Last updated: 2015-12-28Bibliographically approved

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