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Immediate Feedback

By Kevin Bushweller — April 04, 2007 1 min read

If time on task and extensive practice are key building blocks for learning, then educators need to take a closer look at the power of video games, especially their ability to provide immediate error feedback, according to a March 31 entry in the blog, Explorations in Learning.

The writer suggests that there is much to be learned from video games if students are motivated to spend hours on particular tasks and make adjustments based on error feedback.

The entry includes a useful and interesting piece from Wired Magazine, “High Score Education: Games, Not School, Are Teaching Kids to Think,” as well some thoughts about the link between motivation and the “learning flow” theory of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Motivation Matters blog.