A Look at Katie Salen's Ideas on Games and Education

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[Gail at The Female Perspective of Computer Science looks at some ideas about gaming, learning, collaboration, and mastery that Katie Salen's has shared in her conference speeches. -Virginia]

In video games, you don't want a player who is just learning the controls for the first time to have to also survive a barrage of attacks. Learners need a safe environment to get the hang of things before they can be challenged. The same should be true in a classroom. A student shouldn't be in constant fear of being wrong while they are trying to first grasp something.

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Kids with Wii by Rodrigo Favera via Flickr

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