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Research Roundup: Game-Based Language Learning

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Language immersion programs, Rosetta Stone, face-to-face classroom instruction, and more – all tried and true methods of acquiring the skills necessary to speak a new language. But what happens when game-based learning enters the fray? A number of recent studies have attempted to determine the efficacy of digital game-based language learning programs, providing evidence that…

GBL Luminary Guest Post: Designing Play Through Interactives, Toys and Games

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 Lindsay Grace, Knight Chair…

Remote Collaboration & Telecommunication – Part 1: A History

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

“Oh right! And…sorry…no you…uh, I was just… no you go first, go ahead.” “I was just saying that bSHHHTZTK in the first place.” “Sorry, could you repeat that?” Today’s high speed fiber optic networks and teleconferencing technologies connect people and businesses across the globe in seconds, but what are the affordances and limitations of this…

Remote Collaboration & Telecommunication – Part 2: Navigating the Network

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Looking for part 1 of Ethan’s ‘Remote Collaboration & Telecommunication’ blog series? Check it out here! At Filament, we work with clients near and far so remote collaboration and the use of teleconferencing systems is a daily practice. Our meeting rooms are outfitted with webcams, microphones, and conference telephones. As a producer, part of my responsibility…

Multisensory Learning in the Digital Age

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

The following is a client guest blog post from Square Panda, for whom we recently developed Square Panda Bubbles, Square Panda Monster Rhymes and Square Panda Jiggity Jamble. Have you ever danced to learn a new letter of the alphabet? Research shows that employing multiple senses may have significant benefits for learning new skills. Multisensory learning…

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