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Random Thoughts on Instructional Design

Play and Learn

Source: Elearning Post

This article by David Stonehouse presents perspectives from heavy weights such as Steven Johnson,Elyssabeth Leigh, Mark Pesce and others on the use of video games as educational tools. Nevertheless, it was Mark Pesce’s concern for the real-world efficacy of video games that interested me the most:

“We train pilots in simulations so they can carry those lessons over into the real world. We even train army personnel in simulations so they can carry those lessons over to the real world. Are our children carrying those lessons over into the real world? That’s an open question. I don’t think anybody knows the answer to that.”

Point your browser to http://theage.com.au/articles/2005/ to read the full article.

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