Video Games and Higher Education: What Can “Call of Duty” Teach Our Students?
- Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Frontiers in Psychology,
(issn: 1664-1078, eissn: 1664-1078)
opinion Article | Psychology | manop
acm: ComputingMilieux_PERSONALCOMPUTING | ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
Here it is argued that with game-based learning it is possible, through their inherent teaching mechanisms, to sustain stimulation throughout a class within higher education. That is, the “net generation” (Tapscott, 1999, p. 6) is intrinsically motivated by games and that commercial video games have a potentially important role in the classroom to assist learning of a range of crucial transferable skills. We further argue that commercial off the shelf (COTS) game design is replete with effective constructivist teaching structures and that such games should play a more prominent role within mainstream education.