more information on game-based learning
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://mirshahi.wikispaces.com/ (gbl, interactive learning resources)
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)
www.simcityedu.org (Sim City for education)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSLLq01M3Ns (ignite video on gaming, failure and persistence)