What’s so Fun about Video Games?? drBOB Appelman School of Education/IST

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Whats so Fun about Video Games?? drBOB Appelman School of Education/IST Slide 2 Whats so Fun about Video Games?? Freedom of Choice Low Consequence of Failure Strong Social Impact Peer Interaction Peer Pressure Status New & Interesting Experiences New Problems to Solve Slide 3 Research Focus Slide 4 How do we research ? The Virtual Xperience Lab We use classes Both UG & G Slide 5 Whats so Fun about Video Games?? Freedom of Choice Low Consequence of Failure Strong Social Impact Peer Interaction Peer Pressure Status New & Interesting Experiences New Problems to Solve Slide 6 Dungeons & Dragons It all began with a Board GameBoard Game Slide 7 Dungeons & Dragons Slide 8 It all began with a Board GameBoard Game It moved to MUDsMUDs Slide 9 Dungeons & Dragons Slide 10 It all began with a Board GameBoard Game It moved to MUDsMUDs It became a Video GameVideo Game Slide 11 Dungeons & Dragons Slide 12 It all began with a Board GameBoard Game It moved to MUDsMUDs It became a Video GameVideo Game Slide 13 Genres of Video Games Slide 14 Rating of Games Slide 15 Whats so Fun about Video Games?? Freedom of Choice Low Consequence of Failure Strong Social Impact Peer Interaction Peer Pressure Status New & Interesting Experiences New Problems to Solve Slide 16 Video Game Issues They are VIOLENT They provide unique EXPERIENCES They develop Multi-Tasking & Trial & Error PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS They offer the richest environment yet for COMPLEX VIRTUAL LEARNING Slide 17 Whats so Fun about Video Games?? drBOB Appelman School of Education/IST Slide 18