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January 2023

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Computer-Assisted Instruction

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This guide provides articles and documents on the concept of Game-Based Learning (GBL), which is the borrowing of certain gaming principles and applying them to real-life settings to engage users.Game-based learning and gamification are techniques with many potential applications in PME, as they use the human psychology of motivation, combined oftentimes with cutting-edge technology, to immerse learners in serious scenarios while practicing creative problem-solving, communication, and innovation skills to meet designed objectives.  

*Shaffer, Halverson, Squire, & Gee 2005 

This research guide is not a comprehensive listing of sources, but is intended to be a starting point from which students can begin their research according to their specific needs.

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