Teaching with immersive gaming
30 January 2012
Speaking at the Learning Without Frontiers conference in Olympia, London on January 26th, Dr Paul Howard-Jones, Neuroeducationalist at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, suggested dopamine is the reason kids love computer games.
Dr Paul Howard-Jones
We call it TWIG - teaching with immersive gaming...I teach several sessions of my postgraduate courses in education and neuroscience using this medium.
“We call it TWIG - teaching with immersive gaming,” he said, explaining that “I teach several sessions of my postgraduate courses in education and neuroscience using this medium.”
This high profile event also featured Noam Chomsky; the linguist, Ed Vaizey; a Conservative cabinet minister, Ellen MacArthur; round-the-world sailor, Ray Kurzweil; inventor, Conrad Wolfram; businessman and Jaron Lanier; virtual reality pioneer.
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