Monday, November 02, 2009

Educational Video Games With a Mix of Cool and Purpose - NYTimes.com

On a brighter note, in the gaming domain

The difference in many of today’s educational games is that they are online and social, allowing children to interact and collaborate to achieve common goals. Unlike the stand-alone boxed games of the 1980s and 1990s, the newest educational games are set up like services where children can enter a virtual world, try on a character and solve problems that may relate to the real world.

Newer games work concepts of math, science or language into the actual game mechanics, rather than stopping for something that feels to the player like schoolwork, experts say.

Educational Video Games With a Mix of Cool and Purpose - NYTimes.com

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