New research indicates there’s little, if any, direct connection between rewards, such as achievements or badges, and what a player learns in an educational game. Syracuse University’s School of Information… more »
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.
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.”
Most people agree that implementing game-based learning makes sense for older students, but what about really young kids? Do screens have a place in early childhood education? How young is… more »
Recent research from NYU highlights that games can increase student interest in even difficult subjects and making those games ones where students compete can boost their performance. The research found… more »