Game-based learning is using board games, video games and educational apps to enhance student engagement and learning. There is an exhaustive amount of information on the world wide web about this topic. Here’s  a few links to get you started.

http://gamification.org/wiki/The_Gamer_Brain

http://www.avatargeneration.com/2013/01/word-raider-new-educational-game-designed-with-game-based-learning-research/

http://blogs.ncs-nj.org/minecraft/2013/01/10/group-1-week-1-recap/

http://lg.dlivingstone.com/2013/01/05/game-based-learning-serious-games-journals/

http://www.gamification.co/2013/01/04/why-bother-with-games-in-education/

http://mirshahi.wikispaces.com/ (gbl, interactive learning resources)

http://www.avatargeneration.com/2012/11/10-ways-teachers-use-mmos-in-the-classroom/

http://www.onlineschools.com/in-focus/engaged-students-motivational-gaming-and-the-epic-future-of-education

http://www.teachthought.com/learning/what-education-can-learn-from-video-games/

http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2012/10/do-students-benefit-game-based-learning-infographic

http://deangroom.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/game-based-learning-start-here/

http://www.globaleducationconference.com/page/games-and-game-design-with-brainpop

http://www.joanganzcooneycenter.org/2013/05/17/designing-the-future-of-games-learning-and-assessment/

http://www.mrmatera.com/2013/05/debate-through-a-simulation-matrix-based-simulations/

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2011/02/ten-surprising-truths-about-video-games-and-learning/

http://mathtech.org/whytechnology/index.html

http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/the-future-of-gaming.html

http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2013/05/how-games-help-students-embrace-failure/

http://imgur.com/r/gaming/6mV9dVE

http://fluency21.com/blog/2013/07/14/game-based-learning-is-probably-worth-looking-into/

http://www.scoop.it/t/digital-education-revolution/p/4004432471/tom-chatfield-7-ways-games-reward-the-brain

http://www.scoop.it/t/digital-education-revolution/p/4004433439/100-great-game-based-learning-and-gamification-resources

http://www.scoop.it/t/digital-education-revolution/p/4004431845/game-based-learning-a-look-at-why-how-to-use-in-your-classroom

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/gbl-ideas-from-iste-andrew-miller

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRje_SKWBpA (Speech by Jane McGonnigal re: games and learning)

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/06/a-good-chart-on-traditional-classroom.html (Chart showing gbl vs play)

http://www.scoop.it/t/digital-education-revolution/p/4006011994/to-game-or-not-to-game-the-best-ways-to-use-games-for-learning

http://www.scoop.it/t/digital-education-revolution/p/4006012694/how-video-games-and-social-media-fuel-students-passion-for-art

http://www.edutopia.org/katie-salen-game-based-learning-video

www.simcityedu.org (Sim City for education)

http://mashable.com/2013/01/22/simcityedu-students-stem-virtual/

http://www.games-based-learning.com/2012/07/the-fun-theory.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSLLq01M3Ns (ignite video on gaming, failure and persistence)