EDUC 222: Videogames & Learning

EDUC 222: Videogames & Learning

Winter Term (ongoing)

Prerequisites: None

Counts for LSA credit AND Social Sciences distribution

Intended for: ALL undergraduates

Grab the most current syllabus from the web site: http://www.umich.edu/~fishman/games/

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 hard look at education, and considers ways that each can be improved to maximize learning and performance.


© Barry Fishman — fishman@umich.edu