The Gaming of Education
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/11/18/The_Great_Brain_Debate Media commentator Peter Williams argues that gaming can actually help kids learn and engage in their environment more deeply. Williams explains how games as varied as Donkey Kong and Fallout may have shaped his son's education and interests for the better. ----- "The Great Brain Debate" from the Knowledge Cities World Summit in Melbourne asks the question: Do we need to protect our malleable brains from the information overload of our digital world? And, does it mean we're not using them to delve as deeply as we used to? Arguing the affirmative is Professor Susan Greenfield, a British scientist, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords, who's widely praised for her research on Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Opposing her, is a full-time champion of the Web and all things socially networked, Peter Williams, CEO of Deloitte Digital. The battle is refereed by ABC News 24's Michael Rowland. - Australian Broadcasting Corporation Peter Williams is a global thought leader, speaking on innovation, the use of web technologies and social media. A chartered accountant by background, Peter moved into the web space in 1993. Williams is CEO of Deloitte Digital, and Chairman of the Deloitte Innovation council. Prior to this, Peter was CEO of the Eclipse Group, previously one of Australia's largest web development companies. Williams has been featured in articles in the Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times (UK), The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Australian Financial Review and BRW. He has worked with clients such as BHP, Telstra, AFL, NAB, ANZ, Google, Microsoft and the Federal and Victorian Governments. He is also a Board Member of Circus Oz and Emue Technologies Pty Ltd.