James Paul Gee is a “gaming expert” who talks about how games can teach concepts that other media cannot.
One example is World of Warcraft, where players need to learn how games players learn about “cross functional teams”.
In the world of work, people are tending to specialise more. The work we do is dependent on the work of other experts in order to deliver what we do.
James Gee goes on to talk about how games such as Portal provide a sophisticated physics model. He explains that “When human beings understand anything…. Either images or text…they understand..not by abstract generalities by running a simulation that the words refer to”. Video games can provide these kind of simulations.
Listen to the talk here: