education-weekTuesday at noon Eastern Time, is sponsoring an online chat on “Evaluating Games as Instructional Tools.” Richard N. Van Eck, an associate professor in the instructional design and technology program at the University of North Dakota, cautions against ill-considered adoption of digital simulations and games. Discussion will focus on “when games should be explored as instructional tools, what advantages games bring to the classroom, and how to overcome obstacles that make game integration difficult.”