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Video Games and Learning

Video games aren’t just fun, they can be powerful vehicles for learning as well. In this course, we discuss research on the kinds of thinking and learning that go into video games and gaming culture, benefits and drawbacks of digital gameplay, tensions between youth culture and traditional education, and new developments intended to bridge that growing divide.

Start Date: Oct 01, 2013 Topics: Education


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This course broadly covered what we feel to be the exciting directions in games-based learning.


  • Dates: Oct 01, 2013 to Nov 01, 2013
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructors: Kurt Squire, Constance Steinkuehler
  • Institution: Coursera
  • Topics: Education

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