Microsoft wants to put games in your classroom. They believe video games are powerful teaching tools. So much so, that they’re willing to create something known as the Games For Learning Institute (G4LI) at New York University in Manhattan. With guaranteed funding for at least three years. OK, so three years’ funding for an institute like this is […]Read more "All Together Now: “Good Morning, Mr. Microsoft!”"
America’s Army must have been a success, because now NASA is getting in on the game. They’re launching a massively multiplayer online game about – what else? – space exploration. Way cool. They’ve got this idea that a vast online space simulator could be a great way to get kids interested in space exploration. They’ve […]Read more "Games. The final frontier."
OK – it’s not that black and white. But as usual I’m being bombastic to press the point. There’s room for great stories, and great storytelling, in games. But I think it’s important to appreciate that games offer us access to another learning mode, besides storytelling. Interactivity is one of the defining features of games […]Read more "Once upon a time . . ."