What video games can teach us about teaching

21 Aug

Is there something instructors can learn from gamers? Video game designers don’t seem like an obvious source of information about good teaching, however, a recent article published in The Chronicle of Higher Education (http://chronicle.com/article/5-Lessons-Professors-Can-Learn/63708/) offers some interesting advice from video game researchers:

  • Give frequent and detailed feedback.
  • Test before going live.
  • Narrative can answer the question “Why are we learning this?”
  • Don’t be afraid of fun.

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