James Gee

Is Gaming the New Essential Literacy?

Is Gaming the New Essential Literacy?

| October 17, 2011 | 3 Comments

TB By Aran Levassur “When people learn to play video games,” said James Paul Gee, “they are learning a new literacy.” This is one of the reason kids love playing them: They are learning a new interactive language that grants them access to virtual worlds that are filled with intrigue, engagement and meaningful challenges. And […]

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Ten Surprising Truths about Video Games and Learning

Ten Surprising Truths about Video Games and Learning

| February 24, 2011 | 17 Comments

“Your brain’s important, but not all that important,” said Dr. James Paul Gee, a professor at Arizona State University and a leading authority on literacy and the potential of educational games, during a talk at the Learning and Brain conference last week. By that he means the following: What we’d assumed about the importance of […]

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Video Games as Learning Tools

Video Games as Learning Tools

| February 18, 2011 | 1 Comment

I spent a fascinating day at the Learning and the Brain Conference in San Francisco yesterday, and learned a lot about cognitive functions, memory retention, the learning process, and much more. One of the highlights for me was hearing James Gee, faculty affiliate of the Games, Learning, and Society group at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, […]

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