Week 12 (Week 3 of Module 3)


This is week 12 of 13 of the course.

Digital games and education: serious play

A couple of beginning questions: why serious play? What does it say about play1 to have to attach the adjective serious? How is play positioned in relation to learning?

The phrase appeared in recent years, more to convey the notion that games can and should be taken seriously when being thought about in learning settings.

There are five readings. The last three are quite short:

Habgood, Ainsworth & Benford (2005)

De Castell & Jenson (2003)

Burden & Slater (2008)

Krotoski (2010)

Dibbell (2011)

and, if you do get the time have a listen to this talk by Adrien Treuille.