EDUC 222: Videogames & Learning

Winter 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Prerequisites: None
Counts for LSA credit and Social Sciences distribution
Intended for: ALL undergraduates
Professor: Barry Fishman (fishman@umich.edu)

Why are videogames fun? The answer isn’t as obvious as you might think. Good games draw you in, teach you how to succeed, and keep you engaged with a “just right” level of challenge. Most importantly, players learn while playing a well-designed game. Why isn’t school like that? This class takes a close look at videogames, a close look at education, and considers ways that each can be improved to maximize learning and performance.

How do I register for this course?
EDUC 222 is available for registration through Wolverine Access under “Education” or “EDUC”.

What if I’m on the waiting list?
Look for email from Wolverine Access letting you know if you’ve been admitted off the waiting list. If you want to be admitted off the waiting list, you MUST attend the first class session.