Game-based learning is hot right now among teachers and educational experts. Several new books have been released on the topic, games are all the rage at educational conferences, and there are even schools opening whose entire curricula is informed by gaming.

But when we talk about game-based learning, what do we really mean? How is it different from the games you’ve been incorporating in your classroom all these years? In general, game-based learning means making gaming a deeper, more intrinsic part of the learning process.

Here’s a summary of some of the key differences between game-based learning and traditional classroom game play:

Game Based Learning vs. Traditional Classroom Game Play

Question for you:What’s your take on the game-based learning trend?