Monday, January 03, 2005

Video Gaming - How Does It Affect Learning?

Got video gamers in your house? Your classroom? You bet you do. New media and video gaming are hard to ignore in young people, but how does it affect how they learn and their world view? Well, it's not all bad. In "Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever", John Beck and Mitchell Wade find that frequent gamers are much more likely to see themselves as experts, take risks and persist at problem solving. The flipside of course is that they may be more comfortable with interacting with technology than people, and images than words. Regardless if you think that gaming has a net benefit or detriment to society, though, understanding these gamers' world view will probably tell us best how to reach and challenge them.

Got Game? Managing the Gamer Generation

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