Storytelling, narrative, and games in learning
Innovator John Seely Brown, former director of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and co-author of The Social Life of Information, has some interesting things to say about storytelling, narrative, and games in learning. The blog from MIT Technology Review published excerpts, along with additional comments on games and learning by blogger Henry Jenkins. The complete interview of Seely Brown, "Storytelling: Passport to Success in the 21st Century," is available on his Website.
Learning Circuits has published a few articles on online games and learning over the past few years. (Search the Learning Circuits archives with the keyword "games" to get all the links.) A new article, by James J. Kirk and Robert Belovics of Western Carolina University, was just added to the site. It mentions Mark Prensky's games2train company, which has been one of the leaders in the online gaming arena.