Learning Is An Epic Win- Jane McGonigal

31 01 2012

ISASTC Session Description

Why don’t our schools work more like an online game? In the best-designed
games, our engagement is perfectly optimized: we have important work to
do, we’re surrounded by potential collaborators, and we learn quickly and in
a low-risk environment. When we’re playing a good online game, we get
constant useful feedback, we turbo-charge the neurochemistry that makes
challenge fun, and we feel an insatiable curiosity about the world around us.
None of this is by accident. In fact, game developers have spent the past
three decades figuring out how to make us more optimistic and more likely
to collaborate, how to make problem-solving more fun and social, and how
to satisfy our hunger for meaning and success. All of these game-world
insights can be applied directly to transform the way we learn, solve
problems together, and develop twenty-first century skills – and in this talk,
Dr. McGonigal will show us how.

For access to Live Blog of this session- Click Here




3 responses

31 01 2012
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5 02 2012
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17 03 2012

Jane McGonigal turned my teenage gaming world around. I gave her book, “Reality is Broken” to my mom. She suddenly shifted her ideas about gaming. I get to play more games and I am trying to get more parents and teachers to understand that games are not the downfall of all teenagers.
I went to SXSW and met Jane McGonigal. Cool.

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