Thursday, October 19, 2006

"Video games can reshape education"

Forgive me for being skeptical about "U.S. scientists" saying that video games can reshape education. It sounds like there was a study of some kind that showed that kids don't learn much if they watched TV and played video games all evening. Through some convoluted path I can't really follow, the author attempts to connect this to the vast learning potential of video games, as if they just appeared this year.

A couple of years ago, I was interested in this contest to create "stealth learning" games, and three years ago I was thinking similar things about Why Video Games Won't Thrive in Mainstream Education . Although the quality of the games and consoles have improved since then, what's changed about education to make them thriving in schools more likely?


F. Jones of NC said...

I'm a school teacher in NC who firmly believes we educators (as a whole) are so brainwashed into traditional teaching methods (augmented with whatever current trendy twist is considered working) that we are missing the arc of true educational gaming learning technology possibilities. (more at my new google blog;edu-game-tion

RJones said...

Funny how this is as relevant today as it was back then.

thanks for posting