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Scot Osterweil

Scot Osterweil is a game designer and Creative Director at the Education Arcade at MIT.

Titles by This Author

Design Principles for Learning Games that Connect Hearts, Minds, and the Everyday

Too often educational videogames are narrowly focused on specific learning outcomes dictated by school curricula and fail to engage young learners. This book suggests another approach, offering a guide to designing games that integrates content and play and creates learning experiences that connect to many areas of learners’ lives. These games are not gamified workbooks but are embedded in a long-form experience of exploration, discovery, and collaboration that takes into consideration the learning environment.