Entering the Education Arcade: Learning Through Computer and Video Games

The Education Arcade represents a consortium of international game designers, publishers, scholars, educators, and policy makers who are exploring the new frontiers of educational media that have been opened by computer and video games. Our mission is to demonstrate the social, cultural, and educational potentials of games by initiating new game development projects, coordinating interdisciplinary research efforts, and informing public conversations about the broader and sometimes unexpected uses of this emerging art form in education. In short, we want to lead change in the way the world learns through computer and video games. In this talk, Professor Jenkins, a founder and co-director of the Education Arcade, makes the case for educational gaming, outlining what video games can bring to education, why the time is right to re-examine this concept, and what the Education Arcade is doing to make it a reality.

February 11, 2005
2:00 – 4:00 PM
McKeldin Library, Room 6137


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