ByRob Harris, writer at
Sometimes I play video games.
Rob Harris

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]


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