20 blogs sobre videojuegos y aprendizaje

11 Aug

En un post anterior, he listado 10 artículos sobre el diseño de videojuegos educativos, y para continuar con el tema,  listo 20 blogs dedicados al tema, donde es posible encontrar muchas nuevas referencias, ademas de ampliar la análisis de una parte de los videojuegos que cada vez mas se está ganando una importancia relevante dentro de la comunidad educativa, y representa una oportunidad sin precedentes para dar una nuevo salto cualitativo en la capacidad de preparación de las nuevas generaciones de estudiantes.

El videojuego en este marco, permite dos beneficios complementarios pero de igual importancia, por un lado ayudar a la adaptación a nuevas tecnologías, ya que hacen que los niños/estudiantes, tengan que que utilizar las tecnologías (que van muchas veces mas allá del ipad o del ordenador) , y por otro lado, aumentar la velocidad y la profundidad de la asimilación de los conocimientos, dado que el videojuego como catalizador de información en conocimiento no tiene rivales en estos momentos, dado que ninguna otra herramienta actual permite hacer que esta diferenciación entre información y conocimiento se haga tan notoria y tan contrastada.

Esto representa un reto no solamente para los creadores de videojuegos, porque hay una forma distinta de plantear el diseño del videojuego, cuando el objetivo es de fomentar el aprendizaje y esa transición entre información y conocimiento, pero también para profesores y padres. Profesores, porque no deben tomar un papel exclusivo de utilizador o prescriptor de eses nuevos videojuegos, pero también como regulador y generador de los mismos, dado que el videojuego permite una mayor adaptación de los contenidos al ritmo y a la forma de estar en clase de cada profesor, y para los mas dinámicos, hasta preparar y generar sus proprios contenidos. Para los padres, porque esta nueva forma de aprender, ya esta de forma tímida en los hogares, a través de las aplicaciones que se puede bajar desde las stores de apps de Apple o Google (libros de lecturas, ejercicios de matemática, de escritura, etc…), pero que irán a estar cada vez mas presentes en el día a día de los alumnos. (como ejemplo, por ejemplo la iniciativa de los cuadernos de ejercicio  Rubio, con el irubio)

Y nada mejor que verlo en acción con niños.

El articulo donde he encontrado el listado de blogs los refiere como los 20 mejores blogs sobre el tema, pero creo que es una afirmación muy peligrosa dado la dimensión de la blogosfera, el dinamismo de la misma, y la diferencia de enfoque que podemos tener como profesionales del tema, a la hora de aplicar el videojuego en la realidad educativa.

A continuación pongo una copia del listado de blogs.

  1. Gamification:

    Learn all about how games revolutionize more than just education through the extremely useful, insightful Gamification blog. Not only does it deeply explore how teachers and parents can utilize gaming platforms and developments in the interest of getting kids (and adults!) to hone their academic and practical skills alike, the site also goes into how they assist law enforcement and other initiatives.


    Read in English or French when seeking all the latest news about game-based learning and other serious applications of digital gaming. Anyone interested in the market especially will find plenty of interesting reading here, and Succubus International’s decade of experience in serious gaming lends it considerable credence.

  3. Educational Games Research:

    Although this resource’s update schedule crawls when compared to some of its contemporaries, it certainly merits visiting when looking to find out what sort of conferences and other relevant game-based learning events are taking place. In addition, it also follows through on the title and posts information about the latest studies into the most and not-so-most educational games strategies.

  4. Serious Games Market:

    Anything and everything involving both game-based learning and serious gaming gets covered here, regardless of structure or application, making it a wonderfully thorough read. It’s especially interesting to catch up on how gaming can prove a valuable educational tool outside the classroom.

  5. PIXELearning Blog:

    One of the most comprehensive blogs about GBL boasts perspectives from several different writers and delves into all sorts of different and exciting corners of the concept. The eponymous company specializes in delivering learning sims and other gaming technologies at the most affordable possible cost.

  6. GALA Blog:

    GALA stands for Games and Learning Alliance, which should probably clue readers in on what they’re all about (PROTIP: It ain’t the Hokey Pokey). Multiple representatives from multiple serious gaming companies open up about their latest developments and approaches to the nascent industry.

  7. Pamela M. Kato, Ed.M., Ph.D.:

    Serious gaming expert Pamela M. Kato travels around the world to promote and discover the latest and greatest movements within game-based learning. She only recently took to blogging her experiences, readings, and research, but has nothing but interesting and highly informative things to share so far.

  8. David Renton’s Educational Blog:

    This popular edtech resource focuses mainly on the role gaming might very well play in a classroom setting, but looks into other digital venues from time to time for a broader glimpse at what all tech-savvy teachers have at their disposal. David Renton especially adores the Kinect’s educational applications, so anyone looking to harness its potential will likely find plenty to love and appreciate here.

  9. Ray Chambers:

    Like David Renton, Ray Chambers stands as a devoted acolyte of the Kinect, though his blog definitely covers other game-based learning strategies, though not nearly as often. Stop by here when looking for some of the best games and ideas connected to the device he adores — or even share something new and exciting from your own experiences!

  10. Cooney Center Blog:

    Of interest to parents and teachers of preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school students, the official blog of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop covers gaming and other digital media’s potential to get kids learning. Follow their progress in developing some great methods for harnessing the newest technological developments and participate in discussions about GBL’s possible futures.


    Hit up for updated information regarding the latest gamification news, which impacts GBL in the classroom and boardroom alike. BigDoor Inc., which provides such services to Dell,, Nickelodeon, and more, knows a few things about harnessing gaming for both promotional and educational ends.

  12. The UK Schools Blog:

    Microsoft’s UK Education Team illustrates how the company’s technology can be harnessed in order to provide students of all ages with engaging educational tools. While not exclusively about gaming, the ubiquitous corporation certainly provides plenty of excellent expert information on the subject.

  13. Bill MacKenty:

    This edtech enthusiast frequently covers gaming’s role in getting both kids and adults learning, though he doesn’t shy away from writing about other new media phenomena, either. Read through his posts for some fabulous insight into how all these developments fit together for a uniquely 21st century educational experience.

  14. Sealund’s Serious Games Blog:

    Both the blog and its accompanying podcast focus on Sealund’s serious gaming innovations and developments, which they hope provide maximum learning and engagement in its user base. Despite its somewhat erratic updating schedule, it really does offer up a great, detailed look at how educational games are created, developed, marketed, and utilized in the classroom.

  15. The Official World Education Games Blog:

    Thanks to the magic and wonder that is the Internet, schools now compete in international competitions testing students’ math and spelling acumen – even if thousands of miles and cultural boundaries galore separate them. All the events associated with the World Education Games, which partners with UNICEF, stand as excellent examples of serious gaming’s highly effective, incredibly enjoyable potential.

  16. Serious Games at Gamasutra:

    Despite Gamasutra’s status as a general resource for game developers and similar professionals, it pays more than lip service to the game-based learning community, offering up an entire section devoted solely to serious gaming. Give it a look when wanting to absorb all the most recent goings-on in getting kids learning and audiences enthralled using new media formats.

  17. Unity Technologies Blog:

    More tech-oriented teachers might want to try creating their very own educational games using Unity 3D, which simplifies the process and allows them to concentrate more on content than style. At their official blog, anyone curious about the platform can pick up further information about getting the most out of the product and how to utilize it for various useful purposes.

  18. Ian Bogost:

    Step up those GBL practices by learning a few things about the theory and practice of video games themselves, from a man who has studied the ways in which it has and might very well revolutionize politics, education, and more. Giving both Ian Bogost’s blog and website a look makes it easier to understand how all the intricate little components of technology and serious gaming fit together.

  19. Future of game-based Learning:

    With a title like that, it’s not too difficult to glean exactly what this blog hopes to share, but — for all those out there whose reading comprehension skills aren’t so hot — it’s about the future of game-based learning. Developers, educators, and others fascinated by the topic gather here to exchange ideas and information about what works, what doesn’t, what’s available, and (obviously) what’s to come.

  20. Center4Edupunx:

    Even visitors not adhering to the DIY and/or edupunk movements these days could still easily pick up some great pointers about using games and augmented reality for educational ends from the Center4Edupunx blog. Its content centers around getting the most out of GBL without compromising “creativity, whimsy … and a very limited budget,” making it great for the cash-strapped home or mainstream classroom.


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13 responses to “20 blogs sobre videojuegos y aprendizaje

  1. Al Yarritu

    August 11, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    ¡Una lista muy útil! Aunque yo también comparto esa reflexión de que “los x mejores blogs de…” es peligrosa, está bien tener estas direcciones a mano.

  2. Step

    November 3, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Recientemente he visto en la red otro listado de varias publicaciones, instituciones, revistas que se dedican al estudio del videojuego. Lo comparto porque está clasificado y solo tratan temas relacionados con videojuegos y aprendizaje.


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