I get so angry when people assume video games are just a hobby or a time killing element of pop culture.
video games are an interactive form of media that could be used for learning, exploring, teaching, experiencing, etc. it has this whole untapped potential that will probably never be fully taken advantage of because they carry the stigma that they are reserved for snapback wearing, energy drink consuming teenage boys with too much time on their hands. I know more about the countless video game worlds I’ve visited than I do the real world. if I had been given the opportunity to experience the things I was taught in school the way I experience the world of an RPG, learning would have been so engaging while being effortless and fun.
it’s the 21st century. why are we teaching children using age old techniques when we could be adjusting to the way of life these kids have developed and helping them learn and grow using a media they are comfortable and familiar with?