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