So, are you a gamer? Do you find it hard to put down the joystick and go to bed at night? Does your mother yell at you to come and join the family for dinner right when you’re about to defeat the evil Mothra and make it to Level 12 on the latest PS II game? Did you camp out on the night the newest Nintendo system was released?
If so, then you’ll be interested to know that college professors in Chile are trying a new approach to reach their students. They are teaching students leadership and teamwork skills through video games—yes, that’s right, students are required to play video games to earn credit in their college classes!
Some people argue that video games are a great way for children to learn…especially those raised "connected" to technology from the time that they were born. Others argue that it is impossible to learn in meaningful ways through video games and that gaming is for play only.
Here’s what we think:
So what do you think? Can gaming be a useful tool for learning, or should gaming be left for after school downtime?
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