Friday, 14 January 2011

Gaming can make a better world

Ok, so I'm just watching the best presentation I've seen for a while. I just had to share it.

The premise that gaming can make a better world is something I share and have actively been looking at how to bring gaming to education via the OU. I think Jane McGonigal just nails it and explains how gaming is a wonderful at create a problem solving mindset which is a fundamental attribute of good education.

The idea is that gaming has 4 characteristics that can lead to a better world

  • Blissful Productivity
  • Social Fabric
  • Urgent Optimism
  • Epic Meaning



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