Thursday, March 17, 2011

Digital gaming goes academic

Educators at Ocoee Middle School in Florida have built an online game lab to engage students and sharpen technology skills. Researchers at Rice University have created a virtual game to teach forensics to middle schoolers. North Carolina State University's IntelliMedia Group has released a digital game to teach microbiology to eighth graders.

Digital games for learning academic skills change depending on each student's ability and course of action. Such games provide personalized feedback in real time—something a traditional classroom often doesn't offer. To learn more, read the full article by Katie Ash at the Education Week website.

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