Articles, Blog James Paul Gee on Learning with Video Games Related posts: Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom Remake Your Class Part 1: Planning for a Collaborative Learning Environment Remake Your Class Part 3: Exploring a Collaborative Learning Environment Service Learning: Real-Life Applications for Learning classroom classroom 2.0 digital divide Education education how-to videos education technology education tips education videos edutopia edutopia videos Game gamification gaming gaming in education george lucas foundation how to james gee jim gee k-12 learning online learning teaching teaching strategy teaching tips technology technology integration video games Post navigation Introduction to Environmental Science | EVS | LetstuteDiscernment: Knowing What’s Right for Us 16 Comments kingerz March 22, 2012 at 3:30 am Reply Very interesting thanks for posting. jimmymaq1 March 25, 2012 at 2:25 am Reply This is exactly where we want to go with our product, the Rare Earth Chemical Element Card Game, which we want to turn into the Rare Earth Chemical Element Video Game. Great explanation of how innovating education through video games will democratize access to learning. 19ACE93 April 3, 2012 at 8:06 am Reply I actually enjoyed watching this more than the video over which it played. I agree completely that relating academic concepts to familiar experiences is the best way to learn and wish you the best in your attempts to sway public education! 1938Superman April 4, 2012 at 7:31 am Reply Amazing. I've been telling family and friends this for the last year, not knowing there were so many others who'd reached the same conclusion. I badly want to work in this field, developing 21st century educational tools that make people want to learn. I think one of the natural fields for this is history. We already have games that create detailed worlds, about which their players are deeply knowledgable. What if we had the same games but just as historically accurate as our books? alex f August 11, 2012 at 7:21 am Reply wow is not even the most played one….pls. waldorftrekkie October 18, 2012 at 12:07 am Reply If videogames give us everything already imagined, except the 1000 alternative ends for the game lovely&algorithmically decided for us to arrive or to choose… Why should we ever use again our 12 senses, imagination, inspiration and intuition? hum, ehh… Oh, yes: to ask puters to develope videogames to teach our children what replicant puters will still keep from the last human programmers, those that reached the last imaginations recalling their human soul strenghts. Moby Dick no more, alas! oyalegan olayiwola April 21, 2013 at 4:59 pm Reply As a student of Educational technology at masters level I came to apriciate the use of games in Learning. This is good. Peter Fogarty January 31, 2014 at 5:14 am Reply Did you know that your video is now a part of an educational MOOC on using computers in the classroom? Really great video – keep it up! blackvitruvianman November 11, 2014 at 11:23 pm Reply Ender's Game! Júlio Santos January 9, 2015 at 8:22 pm Reply This video made me feel that videogames are really incredible tools which are able to revolutionize the old fashioned education system. Virmared Santiago May 22, 2016 at 2:42 pm Reply Brilliant!!! Mutale Nkonde February 12, 2017 at 2:46 pm Reply Thank you for this video, you are helping me develop my son's enthusiasm in STEM subjects Fischstix95 July 10, 2017 at 9:04 am Reply Truly remarkable! If only media outlets would report on things like this, and not just the controversy of violence in video games. Chris Heron December 12, 2017 at 11:45 am Reply It's not the games it's the way they're constructed and what they do to learners. We do not construct learning like this, but we should. Guy White August 17, 2019 at 5:05 pm Reply Tangential learning doesn't count… Michael Ferguson November 3, 2019 at 10:31 am Reply Does James have an opening for disciples, by any chance? I've been working through his videos and papers and they're really resonating with me. I especially loved: "There isn't any such thing as technical, hard language. There's only language you don't know because you didn't live in its world; you didn't play it's game." Leave a Reply Cancel Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.