Games: Purpose and Potential in Education

  • Christopher Thomas Miller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Luca Botturi, Christian Sebastian Loh
    Pages 1-22
  3. Lloyd Rieber, Michael Barbour, Gretchen Thomas, Dawn Rauscher
    Pages 23-42
  4. James Paul Gee
    Pages 43-53
  5. Kimberely Fletcher Nettleton
    Pages 55-72
  6. Katrin Becker
    Pages 73-125
  7. Atsusi Hirumi, Christopher Stapleton
    Pages 127-162
  8. Elizabeth Simpson, Susan Stansberry
    Pages 163-184
  9. Christian Sebastian Loh
    Pages 185-217
  10. Christopher T. Miller, Christian Sebastian Loh, Katrin Becker, Luca Botturi, Michael Barbour, Kimberely Fletcher Nettleton et al.
    Pages 219-249
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 251-259

About this book


The field of Games is rapidly expanding, prompting institutions throughout the world to create game development programs and courses focusing on educational games. As a result, games have also become a hot topic in the area of educational technology research. This increased interest is due to the technological advancement of digital games and the fact that a new, digital generation is emerging with a strong gaming background.

Games: Purpose and Potential in Education focuses on the issues of incorporating games into education and instructional design. Ideas of identity development, gender diversity, motivation, and integrating instructional design within game development are addressed since each of these areas is important in the field of instructional design and can have a significant impact on learning.

This volume brings together leading experts, researchers, and instructors in the field of gaming and explores current topics in gaming and simulations, available resources, and the future of the field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher Thomas Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Curriculum & InstructionMorehead State UniversityMoreheadUSA

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