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August 22nd, 2013
What’s the difference between games and gamification?
Perhaps the best way to think about games in education is not to automatically call everything that looks like fun a “learning game,” EdSurge reports. Lumping all digital game approaches together makes no more sense than a toddler’s inclination to call every four-legged animal a “doggie.” Game interest is definitely on the upswing in K-12 and higher education. It seems almost cyclical: every several years, almost in sync with the acceptance of new technologies (such as multimedia CD-ROM, then online, then mobile), there’s a surge of activity with games in education…