A couple of years ago I wrote a research proposal on Game Based Learnig (GBL). The project didn't work out, but the subject still fascinates me. Waag Society in Amsterdam will be running a pilot, Frequency 1550, "examining whether it's possible to provide a technology supported educational location-based experience." I wish I was 11 again so I could participate...;-)
"In the Frequency 1550 mobile game, students will be transported to the medieval Amsterdam of 1550 via a medium so familiar to this agegroup as the mobile phone. The pilot will take place in 2005 from 7 to 9 February and is supported by KPN Mobile's UMTS network."