You are here:

Epic Win: Designing for Success with Game-Based Learning

, Iowa State University


Throughout history, games have engaged players of all ages in a shared experience of persistence, challenge, failure, and success. This has been achieved through a wide variety of gaming strategies and structures, from role play to puzzle and digital to paper. The recent popularity of designing curriculum with games in mind has shows that some game structures translate well to academic environments (EPIC WIN) while some are an EPIC FAIL. Larysa Nadolny will share her experience with designing and teaching in game-based learning environments and practical steps to get started with your own course. @GBLedu


Nadolny, L. (2016). Epic Win: Designing for Success with Game-Based Learning. In L. Elizabeth Langran (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE - Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 28, 2023 from .