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The Intersection of Video Games and Education

September 18, 2009 Leave a comment

One of the things I’m most fascinated by is the concept that videogames are not merely a form of mindless entertainment, but that they can be important tools to further learning and improve society. Wired’s Clive Thompson wrote an excellent piece a while ago [Why we Need More Torture in Videogames] on the intersection of videogames and education that was prompted by a torture sequence added to an expansion pack for World of Warcraft; “Wrath of the Lich King.”

Here’s an excerpt that distills his thesis: Read more…