Commercial Off-the-Shelf Games (COTS)

  • Katrin Becker
Part of the Advances in Game-Based Learning book series (AGBL)


While there appears to be a growing acceptance of the use of games for learning (G4L), this acceptance is often focused on games designed specifically for learning, in other words, serious games where the educational purpose of the game is explicit and was likely part of the design goals right from the start. When it comes to using COTS games in the classroom, acceptance is still somewhat lagging—often with good reason—though there are some noteworthy exceptions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katrin Becker
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  1. 1.Mount Royal UniversityCalgaryCanada

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