The new issue of UPGRADE is now online, a special issue on Technology-Enhanced Learning. Quite a few interesting papers, two on game-technology for learning which I mention here.
Pablo Moreno-Ger and co-authors consider “Game-Based Learning in e-Learning Environments”, and present <e-Adventure>, an authoring system for educational graphic adventure games. The games created using <e-Adventure> can ten be integrated into standard web-based Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) using the IMS Learning Design standard.
Another paper considers a different approach to integrating VLEs and game-based technologies… its a paper on Sloodle, by Jeremy Kemp and myself. (And there is another paper discussing an implementation of Moodle to support 30,000 plus users, of interest to Moodler’s out there…)
All papers are also available in Spanish in the print edition of Novatica – and will hopefully be available online soon.