Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Video Games in Education (Three Stories)
Three separate entries here. First: AP reports that Microsoft is studying the reactions of avid gamers to see whether video gaming can promote learning skills that carry over to the classroom. Second: Michael Dezuanni is a media literacy educator at Australia's Queensland University of Technology. On his blog he writes about video games as another multi-modal text that teachers should consider using. Last, a related story, a community college associate professor is developing an online program that keeps students engaged while they are learning -- similar to what they experience while playing video games.