“Curation is an important skill to develop, especially in an environment in which more and more organizations shift towards self-directed learning for their workers. Now is the time for learning and performance professionals to develop this new skill set.”
This article really highlights why we need to curate insights on Video Gaming. As a group we can network the knowledge that help people really understand the role video gaming can play in an emerging digitalized society.
PIXELearning offers this visual that discusses why games are good for learning. In the visual you will find information on the following areas: Play, Rewards, Mastery, Engagement and Flow Theory as well as Laws of Learning.
Game-based learning scholar Kurt Squire explores how leveraging young people's interest in gaming could encourage greater youth community involvement and deeper connections to civic and political life.
It was the strangest thing. A gasp went up in the audience. Just when I was finding the courage to discuss the darkest moment in my life, we were literally plunged into darkness together.
Tim Hopper's insight:
Another great talk by Jane McGonigal on how video games build resilience. As she states about video gamers, "We aren't afraid of failure. We can handle unexpected obstacles. In fact, we find joy in the opportunity to win under the toughest conditions."
she lists over 100 studies that show video games better than drugs to handle depression and other mental diseases.
Canadian researcher Dr Kathy Sanford says despite reputation that video games have built up for encouraging violence and obesity they have a lot of potential to good for kids. Listent podcast fro CBC180 on June 14.
"Lots people want to get started with game based learning, gamification and serious games in their training. We’ve been curating game related content for over a year and a half while conducting our own research and case studies. Here are 100 articles related to games and learning. Some of them are research-based, while others just offer an interesting perspective to spark discussion. Take what you need and share this with a colleague."