Learning At Another Level

Talking to the students in New York who attended a computer game based school which helped them learn. This made me wonder what if they wanted to attend college. Is there any college that provides the same education?http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/story/2011-11-29/video-games-college-learning/51478224/1

http://www.popsci.com/entertainment-amp-gaming/article/2009-12/new-school-teaches-students-through-videogames

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  1. um8567
    Apr 12, 2012 @ 23:38:45

    I really like where the educational system is headed with this. The two links show how there is a small group of educators out there who are actually adapting their educational strategy to a new era of society and culture. We know that for the most part kids love video games and hate school; that much has been a consistent for a while. This is a new way to get students, especially children, immersed in their learning and development. One of the keys for teaching is finding ways to make students care about what they are learning, to make them actually want to learn. The two ways to do it are either to teach something interesting, or to teach in an interesting way.
    The interactive games at Quest provide a problem with a certain amount of challenge to the students. To solve the problem they have to apply what they learned. You know that it works because the parents are even commenting on the article about Quest. They are all saying how excited their kids were and how they could not stop talking about the different aspects that went into the problem they faced and what they did to circumvent the issue.
    The same issues are faced at the University level and professors find themselves adapting, which I am grateful for. As we move into the future we will find that more and more adults grew up playing video games, including faculty at many Universities. They understand more than anyone how engaging games can be. We may start to see a shift away from traditional textbook learning and onto a more in depth problem solving based learning style with the use of video games.

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