How Games Can Transform Learning

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= A Funder’s Perspective: How Games Can Transform Learning

URL = http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ahYeJ5LmnXI


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"In this short talk (below), Robert J. Torres, Ph.D, a Senior Program Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, explains the power of games in learning environments and how they help us understand and solve complex problems. He explains how games create highly immersive environments where students experience a heightened sense of relevance. Torres also highlights the recent use of a collaborative game, Fold It, that actually led to an important scientific discovery. If games are creating conditions in which youth can participate in such remarkable activities, he says, how can we not take a serious look at games for transforming learning in the 21st Century?" (http://dmlcentral.net/blog/barry-joseph/recommended-resources-digital-citizenship-new-media-literacies-games-and-learning)