Thursday, January 19, 2012

Educators Increasingly Using Videogames As Teaching Tools

US News & World Report (1/18, Sheehy) reports, "Increasingly, video and online games are making the transition from extracurricular to educational activities," noting that teachers are using video games to teach physics concepts and system interaction. "The immersive and complex nature of today's gaming world allows teachers to guide students through a variety of lessons using video and online games, says Matthew Stevenson, a teaching associate working on a master's in mathematics at California State University in Los Angeles." However, "critics argue that games are a distraction with little learning value."

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