9 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Educational Games

I’ve been teaching educational game design for a few semesters now as part of a module of a Creative Thinking and Problem Solving liberal arts course at my institution. I started out as a novice to the whole idea of game design, but I knew a lot about education. From teaching the course several times, I’ve learned a lot about how to teach it (and how not to), but I’ve also learned a lot from observing my students make mistakes when designing educational games. And, I make these mistakes sometimes when attempting to design a game. Each time something goes wrong, I reflect and adjust in order to do better next time. So, here are some mistakes to avoid:

Choosing the form of your game before thinking of learning goals or audience.
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