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Six Questions for a Game-Based Learning Instructor

Randall Fujimoto

Randall Fujimoto

Game-Based Learning Designer, GameTrain Learning, Inc.

Randall Fujimoto

Randall Fujimoto

Executive Director/Game-Based Learning Designer, GameTrain Learning, Inc.

Randall Fujimoto is an instructor in the Game-Based Learning microcredential program at California State University, Fullerton. We asked Randall about the importance of game-based learning, and why experts are needed now more than ever.

What is your favorite subject/course/lecture/project in this program?

My favorite topic is the foundation of game-based learning - what I call a “gameful mindset.” A gameful mindset describes the unique ways that today’s “gamer generation” thinks and learns. Some characteristics of a gameful mindset include expecting immediate and constant feedback, just-in-time learning, and learning through play and exploration.

What advice do you have for students entering the Game-Based Learning program?

Be open to understanding and designing non-traditional pedagogy and curriculum that takes advantage of gaming as a powerful learning medium.

What are some of the highlights of the GBL microcredential program?

Each GBL microcredential allows participants to learn about a specific GBL area, including games for learning and skills development, game design projects, escape games, new media immersive games, and gamification, in a time-efficient, flexible, and affordable manner. This microcredential program provides participants with opportunities to learn about a wide breadth of GBL topics and, if desired, to dive deeper into specific areas of interest. Participants who complete each microcredential will be awarded a CSUF digital badge containing metadata about the specific skills and knowledge learned. These digital badges can serve as a portable credential that participants can use in portfolios or work-based social media.

How does this program prepare students for successful careers?

This program provides knowledge and experience that can help participants to innovate and help revolutionize education at all levels, from K-12 schools to higher education to corporate training.

What are some common career paths for graduates?

Because there are relatively so few experts in GBL, the demand for people with GBL expertise can position them to become the leaders of pedagogy and curriculum in schools, higher education, and the public/private sector.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Understanding and practicing gameful mindset and gaming motivation principles through this microcredential program will help change the way you approach not just education but also everyday life.

Learn more about the program

Learn more about GBL

You can learn more about Game-Based Learning – including information on dates, cost and registration – on our program page.

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