Jane McGonigal: Gaming Can Make a Better World

by Hap Aziz

I’ve always been a proponent of the sentiment that people learn best when they play. In fact, people of all ages can learn some very significant things when they are playing–things about the world, society, each other, and themselves. Learning is, of course, a prerequisite to doing. By encouraging game play, we can expect some very good and important changes to take place within the game playing community in terms of what they have learned how to do. And if we spend enough time playing the right kinds of games, we might even be able to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.

Ready for some brilliant inspiration? Take a look at Jane McGonigal’s TED video below.



Filed under computer games, games, simulation

2 responses to “Jane McGonigal: Gaming Can Make a Better World

  1. Karen P.

    are you familiar with the work of ken mcallister? if not, you might check it out.

  2. Iv’e been gaming since the age of five. I’m currently nine-teen and I continue to “game” everyday, I have a passion for it. A passion that can not be explained it words. And to add I even use creativity when I game which adds my own style and most important I enjoy it much more.

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