Making Games: The Ultimate Project-Based Learning

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Game making is one way to create a space where students are empowered to freely experiment with their own way of framing ideas and choosing perspectives. In this way, game making is tantamount to project-based learning.

Greg Alchin‘s insight:

Game design is a powerful means by which learners can create and demonstrate their understanding. It is learning AS assessment through play. A wealth of resources here on the Mind/Shift site!

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Greg is an independent a consultant in universal design for learning. Greg has a rich and diverse background as a teacher, learning and behaviour change specialist, author, and digital media project manager and developer. Greg’s work in utilising ICT to transform learning and teaching has been recognised in Australia as well as overseas for over 20 years. His expertise in utilising a broad range of learning technologies to support learner variability has seen him receive several international awards: 2012 – Apple Global Institute Member – Greg is one of only 250 members world wide. 2011 – NSW Premier’s Teachers Scholarship (Special Education) – Greg was selected to further is research into universal design for learning. 2009 – Apple Distinguished Educator - Greg was selected to become one of thirty Apple Education Leaders in the Australia / NZ region. 2009 – Apple Accessibility Ambassador - Greg was selected due to his specialist skills in utilising Apple Technologies to support learner variability. 2008 – Adobe Education Leader - Greg was selected to become one of nine Adobe Education Leaders in the Australia / NZ region. 2005 – Inspired Teachers Scholarship for Visual Learning - Greg was selected by Inspiration Software as one of 30 educators worldwide for his ongoing work in the area of graphical organisers and visual learning. 2004 – NSW Computer Education Group Medal - Greg was awarded this prestigious medal by this professional teachers association in recognition of his long term work in promoting the ethical and appropriate use of technology in education. 2002 – Apple Educator of Excellence - Greg was selected by Apple for this award in recognition of his work on the use of digital video as a cross curricula tool. Clients Adobe Australia Apple Australia Australian Department of Defence Australian School Librarians Association Beam International Chales Sturt University Conexus Edsoft Film Australia Macquarie University ICT Innovation Centre NSW Catholic Education Office (Parramatta) NSW Department of Agriculture NSW Department of Education and Training NSW Premiers Department NSW Department of Youth Affairs Artstart Project Queensland Department of Education Sanitarium Australia Scholastic New Media Spastic Centre of Victoria Spectronics Sydney University University of Canberra Vision Australia