I thought I would create a video Play Journal entry, rather than writing one. I have had enough this week–even this text is excruciating to produce 🙂 And what better way to demonstrate play than through a similar visual medium as the source material.
Games can be a great way to provide an engaging environment for “role playing, narrative arcs, challenges, and interactive choices [where] players may be required to analyze, synthesize, and use critical thinking skills in order to play and execute moves” (Dickey, 2005).
Dickey, M. D. (2005). Engaging by design: How engagement strategies in popular computer and video games can inform instructional design. Educational Technology Research and Development, 53(2), 67-83.