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"As the infographic shows, there are positive sides to gaming too – improved problem solving and ability to work in a team, improved co-ordination and more. So I’m not trying to paint an extreme negative view of gaming. But it seems that the cons outweigh the pros, if the infographic is to be believed."
The world's love of video games has much to do with our intrinsic desires and motives, writes Keith Stuart...
on the "acquire, test, master" model
"Central to it all is a simple theory – that games are fun because they teach us interesting things and they do it in a way that our brains prefer – through systems and puzzles."
"An effective learning environment, and for that matter an effective creative environment, is one in which failure is OK – it's even welcomed," Raph Koster says
"What can possibly get kids excited to learn a dead language? This was the challenge for Latin teacher Kevin Ballestrini.
Ideally, he could take the entire class to Rome and walk them through the ruins, where they could practice speaking the language while learning the history. He found a way to do it — at least in the virtual world..."
"The mediascape of the early 21st century no longer requires devotion to particular commercial networks nor media outlets, and it is the task of every communicator from the amateur on Main Street to the professionals in Hollywood, on Madison Avenue, Rockefeller Center or Times Square to reach that dispersed public, engage its individuals and activate its informal social networks."