The Games in School Community of Practice Report now available
European Schoolnet is pleased to announce that The Games in Schools Community of Practice report is now available. The community's large number of 548 members attests to the topic's interest as it continues to enjoy a high profile. The report summarizes the discussions which took place between members of the community in the weeks leading up to the Games in School final conference on 5 May 2009 at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, where the results of the study How are digital games used in schools? (European Schoolnet, 2009) were launched. The topics covered were partly chosen in relation to the issues dealt with in Digital games in schools: A handbook for teachers (European Schoolnet, 2009), soon to be published. The topics included definitions, examples, benefits, and issues of concern related to games based learning. Other topics addressed were commercial of the shelf games versus bespoke educational games, and the existing evidence base and future of games based learning.