James Paul Gee on Learning with Video Games


  1. kingerz

    March 22, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Very interesting thanks for posting.

  2. jimmymaq1

    March 25, 2012 at 2:25 am

    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.

  3. 19ACE93

    April 3, 2012 at 8:06 am

    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!

  4. 1938Superman

    April 4, 2012 at 7:31 am

    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?

  5. alex f

    August 11, 2012 at 7:21 am

    wow is not even the most played one….pls.

  6. waldorftrekkie

    October 18, 2012 at 12:07 am

    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!

  7. oyalegan olayiwola

    April 21, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    As a student of Educational technology at masters level I came to apriciate the use of games in Learning. This is good.

  8. Peter Fogarty

    January 31, 2014 at 5:14 am

    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!

  9. blackvitruvianman

    November 11, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Ender's Game!

  10. Júlio Santos

    January 9, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    This video made me feel that videogames are really incredible tools which are able to revolutionize the old fashioned education system.

  11. Virmared Santiago

    May 22, 2016 at 2:42 pm


  12. Mutale Nkonde

    February 12, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Thank you for this video, you are helping me develop my son's enthusiasm in STEM subjects

  13. Fischstix95

    July 10, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Truly remarkable! If only media outlets would report on things like this, and not just the controversy of violence in video games.

  14. Chris Heron

    December 12, 2017 at 11:45 am

    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.

  15. Guy White

    August 17, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    Tangential learning doesn't count…

  16. Michael Ferguson

    November 3, 2019 at 10:31 am

    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."

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