This week included a bit more work than I anticipated, but finally I’m back to working on the dissertation here at the tail end of the week. I’ve just completed a draft of the section on game design. Now I’m far from an expert in this area, but I’ve tried to cull from my notes some of the elements of game design that might be relevant to creating educational games. I’m excited to learn more in this are when I’ve finally completed the dissertation process.* In the meantime, I’m sure my second draft will be more well balanced.
So, back on April 18th I posted a “one page” overview of Game Design for Education. Below is the fleshed out version, as a word file. Please leave me your feedback in the comments if you check this out.
Game Design (LONG) – 76 KB Word Doc
References – 133.5 KB Word Doc
*Incidentally, it looks as if it’s going to be tough for me to make the October 18th deadline to graduate in the fall. I might be wrapping up in November and thus graduating at the end of Winter quarter… more like February 2008. :(