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Esports EDU: Competitive Gaming in the K-12 Classroom

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Competitive video gaming – commonly referred to as esports – is a rapidly growing sector of the video game industry, and its momentum shows no signs of slowing anytime soon. According to analyst predictions, the global esports market is anticipated to exceed $1 billion in revenue in 2019, a remarkable growth of 26.7% from the …

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GBL Luminary Guest Post: Games and Grad School

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Filament Games stays connected to the scholarly side of game-based learning (GBL) through our GBL Luminaries Program. Academics in the Luminaries program work with our staff to maintain a healthy dialogue between game-based learning theory and practice through all-staff lectures and guest blog posts. Today’s GBL Luminary guest post is from Matthew Berland, Professor in …

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What’s New in Game-Based Learning – August 2019

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome to What’s New in Game-Based Learning – our monthly roundup of what’s 🔥hot🔥 in the world of game-based learning, serious games, and AR/VR for education! It’s time to sit back, cool off, and check out the most noteworthy news stories of August 2019: Can This Be the K-12 Edtech Marketplace That Finally Succeeds? (EdSurge) …

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Free-to-Play Learning Games Roundup 2019

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Seeking free learning games to share with your students? You’ve come to the right place! 👋 Real talk: the Filament Games Blog is ripe with educational gaming content designed with real-world classrooms in mind, from our free How to Teach with Games eBook, to our routine roundups of high-quality learning games across subjects like computer …

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The Robots Are Coming

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Kai-Fu Lee, author of AI Superpowers, recently predicted that “within the next 15 years, 40-50% of routine jobs in the US will be replaced by artificial intelligence.” In other words, by the time today’s kindergartners graduate from high school, employers will care little about automatable competencies. As the founder of a fourteen-year-old company, I have …

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VR and Education in 2019

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

2019 has been a big year for VR so far – with the announcement of the Oculus Rift S and the Vive Cosmos, the titans of VR continue to duke it out for supremacy across a landscape of varying resolutions, cords (or not), and tracking styles. That being said, I know what you’re thinking – …

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What’s New in Game-Based Learning – April 2019

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome to What’s New in Game-Based Learning – our monthly series where we highlight what’s 🔥HOT🔥 in the world of educational, serious, and AR/VR games for learning! Check out our hand-picked roundup of news features and articles below, then stay tuned on the Filament Games blog for next month’s featured stories! ⤵ What If Instead …

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How Researchers Can Work With An Educational Video Game Studio

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

As a mission-based for-profit company, we’re fortunate to have built strong relationships with several academic institutions working at the forefront of cutting-edge game-based learning research. Here at Filament our teams follow this research with great interest, oftentimes allowing the discoveries to reshape our own methodologies and approaches when warranted. Here are a few of our …

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Research Roundup: Game-Based Learning for Computer Science Education

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Game-based learning for computer science education…it’s super effective!  (Image source: Gifer) But don’t just take my word for it! Previously, our team has highlighted numerous research studies showcasing the power of learning games to improve engagement and learning outcomes among both K-12 and adult learners, as well as for more specific applications like language learning and VR for impact. Awesome, right? We think so, …

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What’s New in Game-Based Learning – March 2019

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome to this month’s iteration of What’s New in Game-Based Learning – your trusted destination for the latest news and updates on all things educational, serious, and AR/VR games for learning! Check out our hand-picked selection of news features, interviews, and articles below, then stay tuned on the Filament Games blog for next month’s featured stories! ⤵ University Students …

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