Serious Games challenging us to play a better future
The George Lucas Educational Foundation publishes an excellent website and magazine devoted to educational reform. Their October 2006 issue focuses on the new generation of learners and how they will radically change the way we teach. Not surprisingly video games will play a prominent role.
Also touted as a another tool for teachers are “serious games” such as the Harvard designed River City and Making History produced by Muzzy Lane. While video games will never replace instruction they will serve a more prominent role in the future classroom.