Focused on innovative learning in the digital age, this Game Based Learning unit explores the potential for games and game environments to assist in achieving desired learning outcomes.
You will gain an understanding of the principles of game design, the features, terminology and history of computer-based games and gaming applications, and the relationships between games, media-literacy, digital identity and information fluency.
Engaging with contemporary professional discussions around the use of digital games in learning environments, this unit is delivered online by Charles Sturt University.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be currently undertaking one of the following courses at Charles Sturt University:
Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation)
Master of ICT in Education
Areas of study
In this education unit, the topics you will cover include:
Principles and theories of game based learning
Digital games, narrative and gameplay
The characteristics of effective digital game media for a variety of uses
Information behaviour and knowledge construction in game environments
Pedagogical affordances of digital games
Implementing digital games into the learning environment
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This unit offers insight into pedagogical practices of the modern classroom. A familiarity with the applications and outcomes of game based learning will assist you in devising up-to-date curricula, responding to class and student needs and engaging in ongoing professional discussion about the inclusion of games in the classroom.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in INF541 Game Based Learning (8 points) from Charles Sturt University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
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One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology.
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