Barry Joseph of AMNH, Eve Gaus of the Field Museum and I have published episode two of Object-oriented, the podcast on digital learning at collections-based museums. In this episode we focus on a topic near and dear to my heart: games-based learning.
While lots of other blogs, podcasts, and articles have thoroughly examined and deconstructed how to use games and game design for education, Barry, Eve and I address the topic from our perspectives as science museum educators. And we explore a particular slice of this topic, specifically: What are the benefits and challenges of having youth develop their own games on science subjects?
We describe some of our recent projects where we support youth making science-games, discuss different tools and platforms (Minecraft, Unity, ARIS, etc), and think about the larger gains for our youth, our institutions and the public at large.
We hope you enjoy it!
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