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FGP2-12: Talking Island & Gender Studies

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

This week on the Filament Games Podcast, Dr. Krista-Lee Malone joins us to discuss her work in Taiwan on a language learning MMORPG and her new research on gender and tabletop RPGs. We also revisit our discussion about modified cats and turn the tables in Fact or Fabrication. Hot Topics in This Week’s Episode No …

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SBIR Funding: Dreadfully Wonderful

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

So, you have a brilliant product idea and you think Uncle Sam should fund it. I can’t blame you. Compared to VC money, SBIR funding comes with relatively few strings attached. Most importantly: you don’t have to give up any equity. So what’s the catch? I’m glad you asked! One, the funding rate is low (typically …

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Machine Learning

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Most articles introducing machine learning on the web start out with charts and equations showing how to fit a line to a linearly separable point cloud. That’s neat. But that does nothing to show the power of machine learning models to change the way that we write software and conduct business. There will be plenty …

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Yes, You Are a Gamer

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Sometimes video games get a bad rap. As a form of media, they’re often considered unserious, or childish, or any number of other negative descriptors implying that time spent on a video game is time better spent elsewhere. There is a stigma applied to games that is somehow more pointed and dismissive than the hesitations …

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Get the Facts: Game-Based Learning Research from Filament Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

At Filament Games, we’re committed to helping teachers, administrators, and educators all over the world harness the power of game-based learning. We have a tremendous passion for creating learning games, and we’re equally passionate about sharing the benefits of game-based learning. We put together a short list of GBL research to help you use games …

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A Case For Learning Games: Measurable Results Seen Playing Backyard Engineers

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Together with physical classroom activities, learning games afford students a more comprehensive view of classroom materials and a more dynamic classroom experience. Learning games can teach students about dynamic content in ways textbooks cannot. Using Filament Games, students can explore organ systems, travel through the body as a cell, and watch plants grow and bloom …

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A-Games Study: How Teachers Use Digital Learning Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Game-based learning is rich with opportunities that enhance the student experience while helping teachers solve classroom challenges. A recent study by the A-Games project (Analyzing Games for Assessment in Math, ELA/ Social Studies, and Science) shed light on game usage in the classroom – including how teachers are using games as formative assessment tools. More than …

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Cool Choices: Game-Based Learning Benefits Adults

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Classrooms around the country use game-based learning to improve academic achievement, enhance curriculum, and foster self-guided learning. Numerous recent studies have reinforced the efficacy of game-based learning and the positive impacts it has on the today’s students. What may not be as apparent are the benefits of game-based learning for adults. Keeping in mind that …

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