Learning from Games

Just happened to scan a book called ‘Web 2.0, new tools, new schools’ and came across a piece called ‘Learning from Games’ by David Warlick. Some thoughts:

“Video games, IM, social networks and SMS are far more responsive to youngsters’ input than anything from my childhood. These responsive information landscapes, where children play, are intensely instructional. The are learning engines”

“There is a sense in most video games that an answer to the question or solution to the problem is always there. It is simply a matter of finding or reasoning through the answer or solution. A classroom should work the same way, with a ubiquitous sense that the answer is always close by; that it merely means turning over the right stone, and finding that stone is a matter of logic and prior knowledge.”

Is it time for our view of learning to evolve?

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