Friday, January 21, 2005

BBC NEWS | Technology | Games find home in the classroom

BBC NEWS | Technology | Games find home in the classroom: "Video games could soon be transplanted from their natural habitat to the more academic atmosphere of the classroom.
With violent titles continuing to top the charts, gaming and learning have not always sat well together but the tide could be beginning to turn.
Recent research by the London Institute of Education concluded that games have a valid place in the classroom.
'Games teach life skills such as decision making, problem solving,' said Martin Owen, at Futurelab.
Mr Owen said games could also help children make quick assessments of situations and learning by trial and error."

Good snapshot/overview. I remain cautiously optimistic about games + education potential.
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