About this blog

Why are videogames fun? The answer isn’t as obvious as you might think. Good games draw you in, teach you how to succeed, and keep you engaged with a “just right” level of challenge. Most importantly, players learn while playing a well-designed game. Why isn’t school like that? This class takes a close look at videogames, a close look at education, and considers ways that each can be improved to maximize learning and performance.

This blog is primarily for the use of participants in EDUC 222: “Videogames & Learning,” but all are welcome to read and comment.  If you’re not a student at Michigan but want to learn more about this course, you can download a syllabus from http://www-personal.umich.edu/~fishman/games/

To post an article, you must be approved by an editor.

All new commenters will have their first post moderated.

For questions, please contact Barry Fishman at fishman@umich.edu

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Fitzgerald Toussaint
    Apr 10, 2011 @ 16:11:09

    I think in school there needs to be more classes like this in order for kids to enjoy learning. I feel as if students are a little bored with work which can push them away and allow the material to get difficult.


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