ERIC Number: EJ792143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 30
Re-Reconsidering Research on Learning from Media: Comments on Richard E. Clark's "Point of View" Column on Serious Games
Parker, J. R.; Becker, Katrin; Sawyer, Ben
Educational Technology, v48 n1 p39-43 Jan-Feb 2008
Everything old is new again. In a recent "Point of View" editorial commentary in "Educational Technology," Richard E. Clark revisits the now-famous media-effects debate with a focus on serious games. Clark argues that serious games have little to offer that improves upon traditional methods. This article responds to those claims. While Clark's article makes some important points, the authors believe that Clark has based his conclusions on a somewhat one-sided subset of resources, resulting in some possible misunderstandings and invalid assumptions.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Reader Response, Rhetorical Criticism, Misconceptions, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Instructional Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Research, Educational Innovation
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