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ERIC Number: EJ792151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 40
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
Video Games and Education: Designing Learning Systems for an Interactive Age
Squire, Kurt D.
Educational Technology, v48 n2 p17-26 Mar-Apr 2008
Recently, attention has been paid to computer and video games as a medium for learning. This article provides a way of conceptualizing them as possibility spaces for learning. It provides an overview of two research programs: (1) an after-school program using commercial games to develop deep expertise in game play and game creation, and (2) an in-school program using game techniques to teach science literacy. Although there are yet to be mature examples of game-based learning programs integrating all of these elements, these programs suggest a future of schooling very different from today's current path. (Contains 1 figure and 1 footnote.)
Educational Technology Publications. 700 Palisade Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632-0564. Tel: 800-952-2665; Web site: http://www.bookstoread.com/etp.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A