James Gee

Gaming the System - Review Discussion

Aaron Barlow reviews What Video Games have to Teach us about Learning and Literacy by James Paul Gee, New York, Palgrave MacMillan, December 2007, on the ePluribus Media Journal.

Barlow states,

This is one of those "duh" books. That is, there's nothing startling in it, just things that many of us teachers will say, on reading, "I should have thought of that." Thing is, we didn't; Gee did.

Video games have rarely been given any credit in a "learning" context, but as Barlow points out, perhaps we have sold them short.

Read the review on the Journal and come back here to discuss.