FS06 - Learning Games: From Simple to Complex

Oct 22, 2020
Games and Gamification

Learning games come in all shapes and sizes: from overly simplistic to fantastically complex and detailed, and every variation you can think of in between.

This session takes you on a tour of several radically different learning games ranging from the basic to the highly complex with the goal of highlighting key features and attributes you should seek or include in any type of learning game you are developing or purchasing. Discover how the games are played, what instructional goals are sought with each type of game, and the elements that make them instructionally effective. Gain insights into how to make the right decision when it comes to choosing a learning game for your instructional needs.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The educational efficacy and effectiveness of different game approaches
  • What to look for when purchasing commercial, off-the-shelf learning games or building your own
  • Key elements that make learning games both engaging and instructional


Designers, developers, managers

Karl Kapp, Professor - Bloomsburg University