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Despite their vulnerability to co-ordinated attacks, community reviews can be a vital tool to make games better.
Victorian educational literature encouraged children to use toys as tools for learning.
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Historical perspectives on learning at home show that play, toys and storytelling have always been woven into learning
As the cold weather approaches and we look for indoor activities, video games are both fun and educational.
Video games can be useful in learning English, math, history, physics and yes, even physical education. While they’re not a substitute for schooling, video games are a great indoor activity.
There’s a lot caregivers can do to ensure that young children keep learning.
Families play a vital role in the process of skill formation, which is just as important as the role of schools.
If game players focus on evading asteroids in a space game, they may not necessarily fixate on speaking-related anxiety.
Educational mobile gaming can offer students a way to practice language while taking away the pressures of typical face-to-face communication.
Two men playing Morabaraba. Board games are a part of the social fabric of many African societies.
African board games are learning spaces for players to develop cognitive and non-cognitive skills given the mechanics or rules embedded in these games.
By the age of 16, most teenagers have already made up their mind about climate change.
Players in the climate science game ‘CO2peration’ become a particle of sunlight, and travel on a journey to find out why we have liquid water at Earth’s surface.
It takes more than protest: demonstrators at a 2012 climate change conference in Doha, Qatar.
How can diverse societies agree on strategies for tackling complex problems? Lawrence Susskind and Ella Kim of MIT explain how role-playing games can help people learn to collaborate.
With over 80,000 educational apps in the iTunes store, it’s hard to know which ones will benefit your kids.
“Educational” is often in the eye of the beholder and the potential of any app relates to what you can creatively do with them with children.
Toys often advertise themselves as being educational, but how true is this?
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Being a child in the 21st century is very different, and some would say more complex, than in previous times. What remains constant is that children love playing and that play is regarded as the most effective…
Storytelling has come on a long way.
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The app market is estimated to generate US$77 billion (£47.2 billion) in revenue each year – and the segment of children’s apps has grown particularly strongly. However, given that developing an app costs…
A quick game on the way to school won’t help ace the maths test.
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There has been a big increase recently in the number of computerised “brain training” programs marketed at young children. These programs make impressive claims – that they can help children learn better…
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As early as 2009, Keiji Inafune, then head of R&D at games company Capcom saw the writing on the wall. “Japan is over. We’re done. Our game industry is finished,” he warned. And the 2014 BAFTA Games…
Computer and console games offers many social and educational benefits to gamers, according to new research. The Edith Cowan…
Games like Minecraft can be retooled to be used for spatial math puzzles, proportions, spacing and creativity, but do all games have the same educational value?
The re-purposing of video games as learning tools continues to gather pace with the recent release of high-profile educational incarnations of games like SimCity and Minecraft. Different educational games…