Beyond Fun: Serious Games and Media
by Drew Davidson et al.
Publisher: Lulu.com 2008
This book focuses on strategies for applying games, simulations and interactive experiences in learning contexts. Throughout, the promises and problems of implementing games and media in learning experiences are explored.
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