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Games that make leaders: top researchers on the rise of play in business and education

Madison, Wis. If the last video game you played was Pac-Man, you might have missed the advances that turned games into immersive training tools for skilled professionals and leaders.

Three University of Wisconsin-Madison professors, among the top researchers in learning through game-playing, explained the advantages of games over traditional teaching tools Thursday evening.

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Video games let their players step into new personas and explore alternatives. Not only that, but people can try to solve problems theyre not good at yet, get immediate feedback on the consequences and try again immediately.

Gee said the ability to explore right away makes games more enga......

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Parents and teachers have not seen all of the current crop of games as good for childrensome say violent games lead to violent behaviorbut the three researchers sa......

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Source:wistechnology.com By Jason Stitt and Les Chappell 01/20/05


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