Case Study part III:Designing Zoombinis

Hi, in this video, Scot Osterweil, and Eric Klopfer talk about how Zoombinis came to life, reflecting on the importance of an iterative playtesting process involving kids (3:21), as well the problems that emerge from the strict categorization of games (5:35).

By MIT máster «Ed Tech»

Games as Experiences

«Prof. Sasha Barab of the Center for Games for Impact at Arizona State University and Eric Klopfer consider games as experiences, and the nature of how we draw meaning from gameplay. Sasha explores the importance of a game’s story on how players interact with each other outside of the game (5:14).

As you watch this video, think about some powerful moments playing games in your own life (not necessarily digital!) and moments of great learning. Are there ways to marry the two? How are they similar or dissimilar? What are the conversations that could have or did emerge from both?»

By MIT EdTech Máster