EP 008: Games – Part 2: Educational Games

Educational Games

What makes a game educational, and why do so many attempts seem to fall short? Cara & Joe discuss this question and more in this second part of a series on games and instructional design.


Good Educational Games Mentioned:

Bad Educational Games Mentioned:

  • Mind Maze (Encarta)
  • Mario is Missing
  • Mario’s Time Machine
  • Sonic’s Schoolhouse
  • Basic Math (Atari 2600)
  • Prince Interactive

Other Games Mentioned:

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