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Video games present players with a series of problems, and the player is tasked with solving them in various ways. If we want to teach students problem-solving skills, why can't video games be a part of that? Games can be a foundational part of learning. I grew up playing Oregon Trail and other games that were challenging, but also secretly educational. Gee makes the point that you would not give a student on a video game after they have completed the game, because video games have the assessment already built in, namely, "Did the player effectively use their problem-solving skills to achieve the goal?"
Gee, J. (n.d.). Games and Education Scholar James Paul Gee on Video Games, Learning, and Literacy. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNfPdaKYOPI