October 1, 2020

In the CDC Collection: Using Game-Based Learning Online – A Cookbook of Recipes

This text was initially published by Profweb under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence, before Eductive was launched.

This article is a translation of a text published in Profweb’s French edition.

New resources are constantly being added to, the open archive of the Centre de documentation collégiale (CDC). However, librarian Isabelle Laplante immediately thought of Profweb readers when she discovered Using Game-Based Learning Online – A Cookbook of Recipes from the eCampus Ontario Open Library. It’s a digital book created by the University of Ottawa’s Educational Games Group (The EGG). The book presents concrete ways to use gaming as a teaching strategy in a distance education course.

The transition to online teaching raises significant pedagogical challenges. Student engagement, motivation and concentration are being put to test. This collection of recipes has been created to present game-based strategies to make online learning more stimulating and engaging for students.

Excerpt from the introduction to Using Game-Based Learning Online – A Cookbook of Recipes

In Using Game-Based Learning Online – A Cookbook of Recipes, an interdisciplinary panel of experts offers you a range of activities:

  • trivia games
  • escape games
  • cooperative games
  • online crossword puzzles
  • interactive stories
  • Easter eggs

No time to flip through the entire e-book? The authors have created an interactive summarized version.

About the author

Catherine Rhéaume

Catherine Rhéaume is an editor and writer for Eductive (previously Profweb) since 2013. She also teaches physics at Cégep Limoilou. Her work for Eductive fosters her interest for technopedagogy and encourages her to try innovative teaching practices.

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