My interest in educational gaming was aroused first when I attended a conference in Finland, and heard Randy Hinrichs from Microsoft’s education division speak about the ways in which the gaming phenomenon needs to be harnessed for educational purposes.
one of the lists I belong to is called “Serious Gaming” and in recent postings the following links have been shared which take you to all sorts of research and discussion about educaitonal gaming.
Game Research – Attempts to bring together knowledge on computer games
from the areas of art, business, and science. Traditionally such
cross-communication has been sparse to the detriment of all involved.
The Center for Computer Games Research – we conduct computer game
research in game aesthetics, game design, game spaces, game worlds,
gaming cultures, and learning in games.