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Why games?

Why Game Based Education in classes?

Game-based learning have several benefits, among which are:

Engagement and motivation: When we are playing our brain gets into a state know as Flow, which is a state of full immersion in an activity. This state triggers the engagement and motivation, and in consequence it enhances learning.

Risk-free setting: Games can simulate a simplified reality that reduces the gap between theory and practice. Games encourage players to take risks that could be considered inappropriate or impossible in real life.

Immediate feedback: Students can learn from their mistakes and improve their performance through self-directed exploration and/or taking into account the Professor’s advice.

Effective learning: The competition boosts the student’s desire to win. They must understand the concepts involved the game in order to make the best decisions.

What professors and students said about GameLab’s simulations?

Professor Gustavo Vulcano – New York University, USA

Professor Tito Homem de Mello – Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile

Professor Marcelo Olivares – Universidad de Chile, Chile

Undergrad student María Jesús González – Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile