Games to Save our Educational System

     Shravan Goli of Forbes Magazine asks the question “Can Gamification Save Our Broken Education System?”  After answering “yes and no”, Goli provides several thoughtful ways in which to better answer this question;

“Games, as one component of a revamped education system, offer a way to address soft skills, experiential learning, motivation and outdated testing, and evidence regarding their effectiveness in education is growing (there’s even indication that purely recreational video games stimulate brain development).”

To read the full article click here

http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/02/21/can-gamificatio-save-our-broken-education-system/

About Gaming and Education

Through my research, I have found that games are a powerful tool for learning for players of all ages. Last year I earned my doctorate in Educational Leadership at Azusa Pacific University. My dissertation was entitled - Higher Order Thinking Skills in Digital Games. I have presented my research at the annual convention of the California Educational Research Association. In addition to teaching, I assist other researchers who are working in the field of games and Learning.

Posted on February 22, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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