Video Games and the Future of Learning


This article introduces an approach to the design of learning environments that builds on the educational properties of games, while grounding them in a theory of learning appropriate to today’s digital age. The article argues that video games will transform education, and therefore we must ask ourselves: who will create the games of the future? And will they be based on sound theories of learning and socially conscious educational practices?

Recommended by the Institute of Play.

David William Shafer

This article is under copyright by the H.W. Wilson Company.

Publication Date
Monday, June 13, 2011