gamification

Lifehacker: In Defense of Video Games: More Than Just an Entertaining Time Sink

Lifehacker posted a very good article addressing the question “Can video games make you smarter?” The article lays out the arguement video games do not make you smarter, but they do improve cognative ability. When thinking about video games in educaiton, […]

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New York Times: Harnessing Gaming for the Classroom

January 31, 2012

A neuroscientist at Bristol University, Mr. Howard-Jones says that “computer games are very, very engaging. And just as nuclear fission can be used to make bombs or generate electricity, games also have a light side and a dark side.” http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/30/world/europe/harnessing-gaming-for-the-classroom.html

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