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Teach like a gamer : adapting the instructional design of digital role-playing games

Author: Carly Finseth
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., [2018]
Series: Studies in gaming.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Digital role-playing games such as Rift, Diablo III, and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning help players develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, digital literacy and engagement. The author examines both the benefits and the drawbacks of role-playing games and their application to real-world teaching techniques"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carly Finseth
ISBN: 9781476670546 1476670544
OCLC Number: 1005317940
Description: ix, 206 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Games, play and the intersection of learning --
Games and the humanities --
Identity creation and customization: finding one's place in the game --
Simplified subset: learning without risk of failure --
Exploration and discovery --
Achievements and rewards --
How games teach their players --
Role-playing games and instructional design: best practices, heuristics, applications and conclusions.
Series Title: Studies in gaming.
Responsibility: Carly Finseth.

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