Top 100 Learning Game Resources

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When writing the whitepaper about Casual games, I did a fair bit of research and looked at several hundred web links. While doing so, I documented a few of the better ones. I’d been mulling posting these to the blog. So here they are – a Top 100 Learning Game Resource list. If you are already developing learning games, these links will broaden your horizons, as they did mine. If you are contemplating beginning – it might help to look at links that interest you to get some grounding ideas.

This list isn’t categorized in any way, and it’ll stay that way until I figure out a good way to tag and qualify them in some way. Most often such a list brings up debate about the quality of content linked to. In putting this list together, I worked with Tony Karrer and his eLearning Learning site extensively to match links that are popular based on social signals, specifically in the Games and Simulation categories.

  1. It is All Fun and Games…And Then Students Learn- Kapp Notes, July 30, 2008
  2. Building Better Learning Games- Learning Visions, April 9, 2009
  3. Gadgets, games and gizmos for learning- Clive on Learning, January 29, 2008
  4. What Makes a Learning Game?
  5. Serious Games Blog
  6. mLearn08: MiLK: students building mobile learning games in higher education by Debra Polson- Ignatia Webs, November 12, 2008
  7. Marc Prensky – Twitch Speed, June 17, 2009
  8. Digital games and learning gains (PDF), June 17, 2009
  9. Learning in Immersive worlds: A review of game-based learning
  10. Immerse Yourself in Another Language- Kapp Notes, June 3, 2008
  11. Resources: Games and Gaming in Education- Don’t Waste Your Time
  12. Which name is better – Serious Games or Educational Simulations or…?- The Learning Circuits Blog, October 13, 2007
  13. More Educational Games- Kapp Notes, August 7, 2008
  14. The Art of Making Video Games- Kapp Notes, June 10, 2008
  15. Linking Commercial Games with Defense
  16. Colleges Play Games- Kapp Notes, May 27, 2008
  17. Casual Games get Serious, June 17, 2009
  18. Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Games Let You Do That- Kapp Notes, July 30, 2007
  19. Educause
  20. Good Video Games and Good Learning
  21. Digital Games: A Motivational Perspective
  22. Why Are Video Games Good For Learning?
  23. Video games and the future of learning
  24. moving learning games forward
  25. 36 Learning Games to Change the World
  26. Game Development Research
  27. Yes You CAN Create E-learning Games- Bozarthzone , June 22, 2007
  28. Apple Learning Games
  29. And You Thought Mechanical Engineering was Boring- Kapp Notes, August 14, 2008
  30. Adopting Digital Game-based Learning: Why and How- Upside Learning Blog, March 26, 2009
  31. ZaidLearn: 75 Free EduGames to Spice Up Your Course!, December 11, 2008
  32. A Theory of Fun- Clive on Learning, August 16, 2007
  33. The treatment matrix- Clive on Learning, August 5, 2008
  34. PDF: Serious games: online games for learning (PDF), June 17, 2009
  35. Where games, sims and 3D worlds meet- Clive on Learning, June 24, 2007
  36. Caspian’s ILS taxonomy- Clive on Learning, November 17, 2008
  37. 24 Questions about computer games and education- The Learning Circuits Blog, August 8, 2005
  38. Casual and Serious Digital Games for Learning – Some Considerations- Upside Learning Blog, April 17, 2009
  39. Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Learning Algebra in a Game- Kapp Notes, November 19, 2006
  40. Games and the Gamer Generation: Keynote- Kapp Notes, August 10, 2007
  41. Games and Learner Assessment- Kapp Notes, May 30, 2008
  42. World Bank: Serious Games and Urban Planning, October 30, 2006
  43. Top 10 Educational Games of the 1980s- Kapp Notes, September 20, 2008
  44. Game Studies 0102: Cultural framing of computer/video games. By Kurt Squire, June 17, 2009
  45. It’s Monday, Are You Stressed? Relax with a Unique Video Game- Kapp Notes, October 29, 2007
  46. Confessions of an Aca/Fan: The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins: From Serious Games to Serious Gaming (Part Four): Labyrinth, November 14, 2007
  47. Save Planet Helios from ecological devastation!-3D Game by IBM- Kapp Notes, August 29, 2008
  48. Serious Games: Slideshow of examples from an event at Harvard Business School, December 13, 2007
  49. Email Games, June 17, 2009
  50. Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: MMORPG in ICT Education- Kapp Notes, January 16, 2007
  51. GDC’s Serious Games Summit- Upside Learning Blog, April 3, 2009
  52. Rapid authoring for immersive games and sims- Clive on Learning, January 26, 2009
  53. Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: ESL in SL- Kapp Notes, February 13, 2007
  54. TCC09: Digital Learning Environments: Context Sensitive and Imaginative Classes in Second Life, April 14, 2009
  55. Why Most Off the Shelf Commerical Games Will Not Work in Education? And What Is The Alternative?, June 17, 2009
  56. Textra Games, June 17, 2009
  57. Predictions for 2009, December 30, 2008
  58. Training Games, June 12, 2007
  59. Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked, June 17, 2009
  60. Serious Games, June 17, 2009
  61. Social Sites, Design, Informal Learning, & Brain Games, May 4, 2009
  62. Groupboard, May 7, 2008
  63. Army is to Spend $50 Million in Edutainment for Troops, November 25, 2008
  64. Playing with Our Heads – Why Video Games are Making our Kids Smarter-and more obedient, June 17, 2009
  65. Fourteen Forms of Fun, June 17, 2009

I intend to continue to add links to these categories (eLearning Games & eLearning Simulations) over time. I’m open to suggestions: please comment here with links & descriptions and I’ll definitely take a look at the sites suggested and consider inclusion.

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