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Cognition (and Learning) On the Loose

By Clark Quinn / July 29, 2021

Annie Murphy Paul's new book, "The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain," covers emerging research that extends our understanding of thinking beyond the typical view of "mind in the brain." Illustrated with stories, this book unpacks new recognitions, and provides the implications for the design of learning and instruction. » [Full Article]
REVIEW: LITERATURE, TYPE: NONFORMAL/INFORMAL LEARNING

Motivating Learning by Playing Animal Crossing New Horizons: A trending game during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Xi Lin, Shu Su / November 25, 2020

The immersive and engaging nature of video games has been a promising and effective environment for learning. This study first introduces a motivational learning framework for game-based learning, then takes a recent popular video game, Animal Crossing New Horizons, as an example to further discuss the application of the motivational learning framework. It is expected that more features will be developed in the future in this game to bring more educational benefits for its players. » [Full Article]
TYPE: HIGHER EDUCATION, NONFORMAL/INFORMAL LEARNING