Learning Research

Often the latest studies about how children learn or what the effect of a given game might be are trapped in expert-facing journal articles and dense social science writing. We cut through the technical speak and explain it as best we can in our Learning Research reports.

Dec 14, 2014

On Newtown Anniversary, A Call to Use Video Games to Encourage Empathy

Dr. Jeremy Richman, who lost his daughter in the shootings at Newtown, CT two years ago today, and Jessica Berlinski of Adaptive Health Systems call for a new wave of video games that can help young people develop empathy and other emotional skills. The two argue the research is there to prove their effectiveness and the time is now to “move from an unproductive, blame-based dialogue to one that incites positive action.”