Video games and gamification are one of the topics hotly debated in the educational realm these days. The most recent Horizon Report lists it as one of the future trends in higher ed. They believe it will really take off in the next 2-3 years.
Some promote video games as a panacea that will fix all our problem in education, others demonize it and see it as an indicator of the decline of quality in education. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle. It’s an interesting medium, a versatile tool that is difficult to implement. And some of us have been using them for years. Let’s talk about it!