Direct Link To Paper: Why Games Work â€“ The Science of Learning. (PS – some external sites do not like direct links to a PDF format, so I used this blog post instead).
A few months ago, I had a realization. At first, it didn’t seem like much. A little side-step from what I was writing about. But, as I worked on it, I realized it was something more: a new idea. It sent chills up my arms. After much research, I couldnâ€™t find many papers on the topic, soâ€¦ I wrote my own.
The paper is: Why Games Work â€“ The Science of Learning. It will officially be published/presented at the Modsim World 2011 Conference in October. But I want to open it up to get early feedback. Maybe I missed something. Maybe itâ€™s been covered already. Help me refine the idea. Shout out and let me know.
Hereâ€™s the idea in a nutshell: the things that are known to improve learning are almost exactly the reasons why games work. In other words, games work because of the laws of learning.