Dr. Angulo recently forwarded me a video of Arizona State University Professor James Gee with the note “This video is just down my alley…Gee gets the problems in education today.” After taking a look, I see why she feels this way: Professor Gee sees games in modern education, a conversation that we began internally some time ago in e-Tutor headquarters.
I’ve included the video below, along with a few notes to highlight some of the key points. Clicking on any of them will jump the video to the particular clip that it summarizes.
For more on Professor Gee’s work in gaming and education, a recent ASU post outlines several of his accomplishments. I’d also recommend Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World for a broad look at how game mechanics can be applied in a variety of situations, educational and otherwise.
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