Following from my recent posts about games (and simulations) in education I came across this wonderful presentation by Aki Järvinen. Although written 3 years ago, it still seems relevant to the theory behind a game , especially if, like me, you are just starting out on creating games / simulations in an educational setting.
Also worth a note is this post I found through Tony Karrer on “Games and Simuations” where Karl Kapp is interviewed about everything from “video games to virtual 3D worlds, their cognitive advantages and future trends in online learning.”
“As learning professionals, we need to leverage 3D virtual immersive environments for real, contextual-based learning. These virtual environments are great learning tools but are not being used properly.”