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Assessing and Teaching Social-Emotional Skills through Games

Many parents and educators have concerns about the potential negative effects of gaming on children’s social skills. But 3C Institute, a research and development company, is turning this idea on its head and developing evidence-based intelligent games designed to help children improve their social-emotional development. 3C Institute has created Zoo U Assessment, an evidence-based computer game that assesses social skills ...more »

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We should encourage scholarship on the contextualized evaluation of serious games. Learning is complex, the mind racing to make patterns out of chaos. We need to understand the bigger context of what humans learn and retain from play. Most serious game evaluations myopically focus on objective progress toward discrete learning objectives, but scholarship on learning suggests the mind learns much more than what the designers ...more »

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