Cuts to Education and Learning Games

JJ Worrall writes that “Games-based learning must tailor cost to austere times, education experts warned”.   Austerity is now influencing the purchase of educational games;

“While calling herself a “massive advocate” for using computer games in the classroom, Dr Whitton, from Manchester Metropolitan University, says: “There’s a lot of rhetoric in games-based learning where games have to be these high-end, commercial quality games. We don’t need to spend lots of money to have an effective platform for learning.”

To read more click here

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/sectors/technology/games-based-learning-must-tailor-cost-to-austere-times-education-experts-warned-1.1417898

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 June 13, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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