by Tara E. Buck
"Games designer, author and researcher Jane McGonigal sees a future in education where MOOCs, live events and ordinary gamification initiatives all blend into a new way of learning, creating “extreme learning environments” full of opportunities for play and creation.
"McGonigal’s address Thursday at EDUCAUSE showed off many new types of games that are already well on their way to creating the future she described.
“We normally think of games as being fun, kind of trivial, maybe something to pass the time, but what if we thought about them as a platform for inventing the future of higher education?”
Via Jim Lerman