Will Gaming Change the Way We Learn?

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Will Gaming Change the Way We Learn?
If only grade school had been as much fun as Mario Brothers.

What if Call of Duty actually was your call of duty? Zócalo Public Square asks some toughies. Go hear how recent studies are showing that video games—you know, those things that parents and teachers said were rotting your brain—might be teaching kids everything from vocabulary building to problem solving and developing a strong group-work ethic. Kill Screen Co-Founder and Video Game Writer Chris Dahlen moderates a panel with James Gee, a linguist at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Richard Lemarchand, game designer and USC Interactive Media Division visiting associate professor, and Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Cal State LA psychologist and associate director of the Children’s Digital Media Center @L.A. You might just leave understanding what the "super" in Super Mario Brothers is all about.

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