Archive for April 6th, 2007

Games in education

The Orange County Dept. of Education gathered some pretty impressive thinkers together to talk about games in education including James Gee, Clark Aldrich & Henry Jenkins.

Games let you learn by experimenting & doing. They place you in a life-like context & they react to you the way that the real world does but without the risks. Some of the more interesting games like World of Warcraft place you in an environment where you can teach and learn from other people in the game. A friend of mine recently described games as a “series of timely and meaningful decisions.” Isn’t that what a good online course is, too?

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