Covert learning: Perceptions of video games and education
Colin L. Archbell, Nipissing University , Canada
Nipissing University . Awarded
As technology continues to permeate our culture in higher volumes, it is important to form an understanding of how media consumption is impacting education. Schools are now competing with various forms of media for the attention of our students, warranting a closer evaluation of the relationship between media use and education. With an emphasis on interactivity, video games in particular offer interesting alternatives to current educational practices.
This research examines the lives of several life-long gamers and discusses various perceptions of video games and education from their point of view. This study determined that gamers are not always cognizant of the learning they are engaged in but nevertheless are excited about the potentials for integrating gaming with formal schooling.
Archbell, C.L. Covert learning: Perceptions of video games and education. Master's thesis, Nipissing University.
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