Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Books on eLearning Games and Simulations

Sivasailam Thiagarajan (better known as Thiagi) recommended the following books on the subject of eLearning games. Thiagi has made significant contributions over a number of years to both LearnScope and the Australian Flexible Learning Leader's Program.

For an insight into Thiagi's eduational philosophy and the his own game resources visit:

Books strongly recommended by Thiagi:

* Both these books explore the concept of GBL - Games Based Learning

Engaging Learning by Clark Quinn (who has some Aussie connections)

Learning by Doing: A Comprehensive Guide to Simulations, Computer Games, ... by Clark Aldrich

* Here are two interesting books by James Paul Gee:

Why Video Games Are Good for Our Soul

What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning and Literacy

* Here's another book with hard data that demolishes the notion that video games will rot your brain:

Got Game? How Gamer Generation Is Reshaping Business Forever by John C. Beck

* Another intriguing book (with interesting chapters on video games):

Everything Bad Is Good for You by Steven Johnson.


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