Some Personal Thoughts About Research on Using Games in Education

by Victoria Jesswein last modified 2020-08-29T17:40:35-07:00
This paper was presented July 6, 2006 at NECC 2006 in San Diego. David Moursund Teacher Education, College of Education University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon 97403 Email: moursund@uoregon.edu Web: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~moursund/dave/index.htm During the past year, I have written a book titled Introduction to Using Games in Education: A Guide for Teachers and Parents. This 157-page book is available free in electronic format on my Website (Moursund, 2006). There is a huge amount of literature available on the Web about the topic of games in education. However, most of it is testimonial, rather than solid research. As I was writing my book, I spent a lot of time reading and browsing the available literature, paying special attention to the research. I talked to a large number of teachers and other people who are interested in the field. In addition, I drew upon my many years of experience in the field of education. However, I did not conduct any empirical research in the field of games in education. Thus, this book is based on an analysis and synthesis of research and practitioner knowledge.

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