Do You Think Videogames are Toys?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute The way things are labelled inevitably affects how they are perceived. If you think of videogames as “toys”, it paints a radically different picture than if you think of them as a medium for communication and expression. One way trivializes … Continue reading

Choose: Education OR Fun. Apparently, you can’t have both.

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I’ve talked about this before (Trading off between Education and Fun??? SRSLY?, and FUN Should NOT be an ‘F’-Word). I even wrote about this in my book. Many people in Education seem to believe that fun and education are at … Continue reading

FUN Should NOT be an ‘F’-Word

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes … but, sadly, it appears it still is. Playing with Reality at the Learning and Entertainment Evolution Forum – ProfHacker – The Chronicle of Higher Education. The opening keynote by Nathan Verrill, co-founder of Natron Baxter, set the tone for … Continue reading

Trading off between Education and Fun??? SRSLY?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes The Wall Must Come Down | Learning From Hollywood. Some years ago I did a survey with public school teachers to see if they were using games in school, and if not, why not. Some of the obvious and significant … Continue reading