Saturday, December 19, 2009
Interest in Videogames grows
From eSchool News. Many researchers say video games can be effective teaching tools to promote student learning, and interest in developing educational games is growing. One researcher found that video games enhance cognitive skills like monitoring several objects at the same time and multitasking or task-switching. "The next step should be [to] take the violence out of action video games and use the same brain-building characteristics in these action video games to make [high]-quality education games," said Daphne Bavelier, a cognitive sciences professor at the University of Rochester.