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EdTech: Using games for learning


Digital technology and games has created the world’s largest leisure industry. This module explores how they apply to the delivery of learning activities. We look at their use to motivate and engage learners and identify areas where they might be particularly useful.

This pairs with the module Playful Learning.


The module shows you how to use games and gamification to motivate and engage learners.


After completing the module, you will be able to:
- describe and apply the main elements of games for learning
- incorporate these into selected learning activities and assessment opportunities.

Digital Teaching Professional Framework

This module covers the EdTech component - B1a : Using teaching and learning resources with learners

  • Visualise and explain new concepts in a motivating and engaging way using digital technologies e.g. by using animations or videos.
  • Use motivating and engaging activities (e.g. games and quizzes) in digital learning environments.
  • Put learners' active uses of digital technologies central to the teaching process.
  • Allow learners actively to engage with subject matter using digital technologies, e.g. using different senses, manipulating virtual objects, varying the problem set up to enquire into its structure, etc.
  • Promote active learning in a given learning context or for a specific learning objective using appropriate digital technologies.
  • Reflect on how suitable the different digital technologies used are in increasing learners' active learning, and to adapt strategies and choices accordingly.
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27th March 2020
dawn goodman

Our Response: Thank you for the encouraging feedback!
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