Bad subordinate (dangling modifier; mistaken subject)
"Sleeping in my orchard, a serpent stung me", Hamlet
It is important to avoid writing a dangling modifier. Examples are given below. Even though your reader is likely to understand, your sentence may sound a little strange.
So, writing more carefully, your reader will understand better ! :-)
Instead of: Being reluctant participants, the game facilitator decided to debrief at length., Write: The game facilitator decided to debrief at length because the participants were reluctant.
Instead of: Originally designed as a simulation about cultural diversity, we have used this activity to explore how outsiders are recruited to join a team., Write: This simulation was originally about cultural diversity, but we have used it to explore the ways in which outsiders are recruited to join a team.
Instead of: Based on these four barriers to complex dynamic decision making, we designed an instructional and learning strategy Write: Using these four barriers to complex dynamic decision making, we designed an instructional and learning strategy
Instead of: Summarizing it briefly, participants in BLEND play Write: To summarize, we can say that participants in BLEND play ...
Instead of: Based upon current recommendations for gamifying classrooms (Sheldon, 2012), a course at Syracuse University was gamified by adding Write: Using current recommendations for gamifying classrooms, Sheldon (2012) gamified a course at Syracuse University by adding Be sure to consult these pages also: