Gaming as a Learning Tool

For some time educators and computer game developers have been exploring the potential for games as learning tools that enable deep, intuitive learning. Here’s an interesting article about Beta testing on one such new initiative. This takes the well-known and popular Sim City in to the educational arena with SimCityEdu:

SimCityEdu article

The article raises some issues about some of the challenges that come up when attempting to use gaming in the classroom, but in my opinion the potential learning benefits make it more than worthwhile that such work continues with a view to ironing out such matters to create differentiated entry points for students with different past gaming experiences.

Wise Voices

Thought-provoking short video put out by the organisers of a conference going on in Doha, Qatar right now (wish i could have been there):

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