gamification http://www.kplu.org en 'Gaming can change the world': Research shows benefits of games http://www.kplu.org/post/gaming-can-change-world-research-shows-benefits-games <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Game designer</span><a href="http://janemcgonigal.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jane </span>McGonigal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> thinks gaming can save the world, or at least help make it a better place.</span></p><p>“I know you’d rather hear that these games are turning kids into brain-dead zombies,” McGonical told a packed room at the University of Washington today, for the School of Social Work’s annual breakfast.</p><p>But the evidence suggests otherwise and that gaming is better than harmless. It could be a powerful force for good. Gaming is building a library in Ghana, for starters. More on that in a bit.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:51:38 +0000 Tom Paulson 8080 at http://www.kplu.org 'Gaming can change the world': Research shows benefits of games