Nintendo a go-go Computer games: Learning tools for the digital native?. Derek P Robertson Learning Teaching Scotland New Technologies for Learning Development Officer. Young people are spending their time in a space which adults find difficult to supervise or understand -DEMOS Jan 2007.
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Derek P Robertson
Learning Teaching Scotland
New Technologies for Learning Development Officer
Young people are spending their time in a space which adults find difficult to supervise or understand
-DEMOS Jan 2007
Games haverepresentation and story.
That gives usemotion.
Games are a form offun.
That gives usenjoyment and pleasure.
That gives usadrenaline.
Games haveoutcomes and feedback.
That gives uslearning.
Games haverules. That gives usstructure.
Games areadaptive. That gives usflow.
Games areinteractive. That gives usdoing.
Games haveproblem solving.
That sparks ourcreativity.
Games havegoals. That gives usmotivation.
Games havewin states.
That gives usego gratification.
Games are a form ofplay.
That gives usintense and passionate involvement.
Games haveinteraction. That gives ussocial groups.
It is time to garrotte the Game Boy and paralyse the PlayStation, and it is about time, as a society, that we admitted the catastrophic effect these blasted gizmos are having on the literacy and the prospects of young males…
We demand that teachers provide our children with reading skills; we expect the schools to fill them with a love of books; and yet at home we let them slump in front of the consoles. They become like blinking lizards, motionless, absorbed, only the twitching of their hands showing they are still conscious.
- Boris Johnson December 2006
encourages sedentary lifestyle
established standards challenged