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When does “engaging” interfere with learning?
Recently, I was surprised to see an article by Ruth Clark entitled “Why Games Don’t Teach.” According to research, a simulation game made a less effective teaching tool than a computerized tutorial. One of the things that I noted as my … Continue reading
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Gaming the educational system
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been reviewing research on playing video games in education. Actually, research on this topic has been going on for a while; it just has not been very conclusive. For example, in 2002, researcher Ricardo … Continue reading
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