• 7 week course: March 21 to May 9, 2020
  • Fully online course
  • 2 graduate credits
  • $990 (no other fees, same tuition for in-state, out-of-state and international students)
  •  Registration closes March 18, 2020 or when the course is full. 


Template funding request letter

Are learning and fun mutually exclusive? 
Very few instructional strategies are more divisive than game-based approaches to education. On the one end, some teachers fully believe in the educational potential of games for language learning and routinely use game-based learning and gamification to enhance or even at times completely redesign their curriculum. On the other end, some believe that games are nothing but a distraction to serious learning endeavors. This course will give you a chance to examine your own beliefs about game-based education and learn the facts from the literature. We will discuss instances where games are used as fillers with little to no learning potential and other instances where games allow the design of challenging and rigorous learning activities. This course is an excellent fit for teachers who want to deepen their understanding of game-based education or complete novice gamers (or non-gamers) curious about this approach. 

Edwige SimonEdwige.Simon@colorado.edu 

Course Format:
This 7-week fully online course is mostly asynchronous but not self-paced. There are weekly deadlines.  All course materials (readings, podcasts, etc) are provided within the course shell.

Certificate Credits:
LGTC 5032 is worth 2 graduate credits. It is an elective that counts towards the 12-credit graduate certificate in Language Teaching with Technology. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to download a transcript showing that you have completed the course.

Tuition and Funding:
Tuition for the course is $990. Payments plans are available. Visit our funding page for additionnal information. Here is a template letter to request funding for the course. 

Required Technology and Gaming Skills:
In this course, we will look mostly at games you can play on a tablet or a computer. You need access to a recent computer with a sound card and a webcam and fast internet connection. You should be comfortable downloading apps and creating accounts on various sites. No gaming experience required.

Drop and Withdrawal Policy:

Drop date: 03/28/2020

This is the last date to drop the class without a W grade and receive a 100% tuition refund. If you drop after this date, the class will appear on your transcript with a W grade and you will be responsible for the full tuition amount. Drop and withdraw requests must be emailed to the Program Director.

Registration instructions