Engage Helps UW Reach #1 in Game-Based Learning

By Vanessa Eisch, Engage Communications
December 06, 2012

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UW-Madison’s got game. Game-based learning that is.

A recent article by Edudemic, (http://edudemic.com/2012/10/colleges-game-based-learning/) a website and magazine focused on educational technology trends, ranks UW-Madison number one for game-based learning. Badger classroom gamers beat out Purdue and even those pesky University of Oregon Ducks.

The article mentions two Engage Simulations & Games awardees, “Cool It” and “Melody Mixer”, as examples of innovative games used to teach difficult subjects such as cryogenics and music theory.

UW faculty and staff learned more about how the Engage Program is transforming learning through educational games at last Thursday’s “Engaging to Learn: Games Showcase with Engage”.

More than 130 people listened to presentations on educational gaming and tools such as Case Scenario/Critical Reader Builder. Then they stayed and played some of the games developed as part of the Engage Innovation Award program.