Designing Games for Learning

3 credits


Information Science And Learning Technologies
School of Information Science & Learning Technologies

(cross-leveled with IS_LT 7384). Learn why games can be useful in learning and how to design them. Play some exemplary games that will help you understand the mechanics of game design and work incrementally towards designing and developing your own educational game prototype via game modifications (“mods”), engaging in gaming communities, evaluating existing games, building learning plans using games and learning the basics of a simple gaming shell language. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing required.