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Knowledge Games: How Playing Games Can Solve Problems, Create Insight, and Make Change

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Imagine if new knowledge and insights came not just from research centers, think tanks, and universities but also from games, of all things. Video games have been viewed as causing social problems, but what if they actually helped solve them? This question drives Karen Schrier's Knowledge Games, which seeks to uncover the potentials and pitfalls of using games to make disc ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published June 15th 2016 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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A wide-ranging study of how computer games can be designed to help humans (and indeed, AIs) solve problems. Makes good use of the pre-existing bibliography and is a productive addition to the bibliography on gamified learning.
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