“Any adult who thinks one of these games is easy need only sit down and try to master one,” he writes. “Most are hard, with complex information–as well as technique–to be mastered.” Video games empower children “to test out ideas about working within prefixed rules and structures in a way few other toys are capable of doing” and “teach children what computers are beginning to teach adults–that some forms of learning are fast-paced, immensely compelling, and rewarding.”
Hill, D. (1993) Inventing the Future. In Education Week January 12, 1993.
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