How Computer Games Help Children Learn: An Interview with David Williamson Shafffer (Part One)

How Computer Games Help Children Learn: An Interview with David Williamson Shafffer (Part One) (Via Confessions of an Aca/Fan: The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins.) This is part 1 of Henry Jenkins interviewing David Williamson Schaffer – both are leaders in the field of video games and learning.

I have a ton I want to link to and write about (thus more drafts in Mars Edit), but I absolutely had to link to this as soon as I saw it. It’s another busy week (and I’m trying not to procrastinate on my dissertation by keeping up this blog), so there will be more later…

UPDATE: Of course, I maintain that reading my feeds in the morning is a good mental warm up. :)

One Response to “How Computer Games Help Children Learn: An Interview with David Williamson Shafffer (Part One)”

  1. EDITing in the Dark » The problem of transfer Says:

    [...] Thanks to Mark for the reminder on this. One of the things that I’m really enjoying here in the Faculty of Science is that people are asking as much about the technology as they are about what is good teaching about. So when these conversations come up, one comment that is almost always to be included is a lament on how students don’t take what they are learning in earlier classes (or even earlier in the same class) or other disciplines and integrate it to the problem at hand as readily as they should (as a whole) if at all. To this end, I present some strategies for encouraging transfer but I’m also looking at how assignments are built to help that transfer along as well. [...]