Online Learning Update

March 30, 2018

Can video games help students learn complicated concepts?

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

by Patti Zarling, Education Dive

Many young students grew up with a joystick in their hands, so Texas A&M University has developed a sophisticated video game aimed to make calculus class a little less daunting. Following on the heels of offering its first game-based course in art history in fall, the university this semester is piloting a game-based calculus class in which the game is the course. Students use calculus fundamentals to complete quests and face virtual obstacles throughout the 3-D game, said Paula Lima-Filho, a mathematician at Texas A&M, who helped develop the game.

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