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A Magic Bullet

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

Abstract

This chapter describes my magic bullet model for analyzing the learning in a game. It diagrams the learning balance and with it we can conceptualize how the balance of the various parts can affect the game’s potential for use in a learning context. I first outline the ideal, and then go on to explain how to assess a game that deviates from the ideal.

Keywords

Lesson Plan Operational Learning Blood Type Educational Game Magic Bullet 
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References and Resources

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Katrin Becker
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  1. 1.Mount Royal UniversityCalgaryCanada

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