University of Wisconsin–Madison is offering this course on video games and learning on Coursera. It is completely free, you simply have to sign up, and there is a forum for all sorts of game-learning related discussions.
Until recently, games were seen as a free-time pleasure, but now they’re beginning to receive the serious recognition they deserve. For example, take games for good.
Here’s an overlook of their course syllabus. If you find this interesting, feel free to sign up.
Week One – Introduction: Games and Learning?! (Available Today)
Week Two – Game Design for Learning? (Begins October 15th)
Week Three – Game Culture & Learning (Begins October 22nd)
Week Four – Games & Cognition (Begins October 29th)
Week Five – Games & Content Subject Matter (Begins November 5th)
Week Six – Games & The Institution of Education (Begins November 12th)