The Online Colleges Guide has published a fascinating infographic detailing the use of video games for educational purposes, weighing the pros and cons of teaching through play.
Those who claim video games are a frivolous waste of time might be surprised by a few key points gleaned from the data:
- Teachers recorded a 50% increase in correct answers from children who had studied using an education game.
- Studies show Tetris can ease the symptoms of PTSD sufferers.
- 59% of teachers would now consider using commercial games to teach in the classroom.
- First person shooters can help improve peripheral vision.
Scroll down for the full infographic and discover the considerable pedagogical value this medium can offer:
Should video games be used to teach in schools?
[Source: Online Colleges Guide]