Collaborative Games: An Exploratory View for Instructional Designers

Author:  Jason Drysdale, University of Colorado – Denver

Abstract: This action-research study examines the value of collaborative gaming in team-based work environments, as a means of team building and collaboration. Based on findings from survey, interview, and literature review, the potential value of videogames was confirmed in support of workplace collaboration. A growing number of workers are experienced gamers – and even those less experienced can contribute in positive ways to collaborative games-based activities. Examples are provided to illustrate ways that games can be productively used in the workplace.

 

Keywords: team building, collaboration, videogames, instructional design

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