Learn about Game Creation and GameStar Mechanic

June 17, 2011

Categories: User-Made Games
Gamestar Mechanic is a gaming community designed to teach young people the basics of game design and systems thinking in a highly engaging environment. Students can play, design and share their creati...

Meaningful Fun: Why Video Games Should be Used in the Classroom (Part 3 of 3)

June 13, 2011

Categories: Gaming Research
Educationally, traditional video games have much to offer at multiple levels: in the sub-conscious realm of information processing, at the conscious level in terms of content material, and above the m...

Meaningful Fun: Why Video Games Should be Used in the Classroom (Part 2 of 3)

June 13, 2011

Categories: Gaming Research
Along with developing in gamers new methods of low-level but useful information processing, games can do an excellent job of teaching content material.  Playing the PC game Civilization can teach pla...

Meaningful Fun: Why Video Games Should be Used in the Classroom (Part 1 of 3)

June 13, 2011

Video games get a bad rap.  Parents ban their children from ever playing them, social critics bemoan them for their violence, and teachers view them as brain-killing devices par excellence. And yet, ...