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Video Game Studies

Selected resources designed to assist in researching the interdisciplinary field of computer and video game studies, as well as the study of other types of games.

About Game-Based Learning

As the concept of game-based learning is evolving, it's been called by many different names, including gameful learning and gamification.

Although definitions are also evolving, here are a few differences in broad terms. Game-based learning is "simply learning through games," while gamification is "the application of game-like mechanics to non-game entities to encourage a certain type of behavior."

Here are some resources to get you started. 

News & Initiatives

Game-Based Learning Centers

U-M Research Examples

Resources on the Web

Recommended Search Terms

"Game-based learning"


"Gameful learning"

"Gameful pedagogy"

Resources in Library Catalog Search