Video games reveal kids’ core competencies

Came across this article, http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/relationships/parenting/Video-games-reveal-kids-core-competencies/articleshow/7508269.cms, and was very excited to post it here in the blog. The article basically outlines almost all of the ideas that we have been covering in class. It discusses how researchers are now proving statistically that learning, and assessing learning, through video games can make learning more enjoyable and effective for children. “Based on a student’s responses to various situations that come up during the course of playing a video game, the game itself can be programmed to assess where that student might be especially strong or weak in core competencies,” Shute, one of the main researchers said. The article contends that current assessment isn’t valid or effective and that by using games we can actually do a better job. Score one for the video gamers.

Read more: Video games reveal kid’s core competencies – The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/relationships/parenting/Video-games-reveal-kids-core-competencies/articleshow/7508269.cms#ixzz1E9tgfN3V

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