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Published October 1, 2020 | Multidisciplinary

In the CDC Collection: Using Game-Based Learning Online – A Cookbook of Recipes

This article is a translation of a text published in Profweb’s French edition.

New resources are constantly being added to EDUQ.info, the open archive of the Centre de documentation collégiale (CDC). However, librarian Isabelle Laplante immediately thought of Profweb readers when she discovered Using Game-Based Learning Online – A Cookbook of Recipes from the eCampus Ontario Open Library. It's a digital book created by the University of Ottawa's Educational Games Group (The EGG). The book presents concrete ways to use gaming as a teaching strategy in a distance education course.

The transition to online teaching raises significant pedagogical challenges. Student engagement, motivation and concentration are being put to test. This collection of recipes has been created to present game-based strategies to make online learning more stimulating and engaging for students.

Excerpt from the introduction to Using Game-Based Learning Online – A Cookbook of Recipes

In Using Game-Based Learning Online – A Cookbook of Recipes, an interdisciplinary panel of experts offers you a range of activities:

  • trivia games
  • escape games
  • cooperative games
  • online crossword puzzles
  • interactive stories
  • Easter eggs

No time to flip through the entire e-book? The authors have created an interactive summarized version.

About the Author

Catherine Rhéaume She has been an editor and writer for Profweb since 2013. She also teaches physics at Cégep Limoilou and is a sessional lecturer for qualifying courses at University Laval. Her work for Profweb fosters her interest for technopedagogy and encourages her to try innovative teaching practices.

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