07/17/2015

Can Video Games Be Used As Teaching Tools?

11:52 minutes

For parents, Minecraft might seem like a mindless obsession for their kids, but could video games be used as an effective educational tool? Zach Klein, CEO of DIY.org, and educational psychologist Bruce Homer discuss how video games can be used to develop individualized lesson plans and train kids for new kinds of jobs that don’t currently exist.

Segment Guests

Bruce Homer

Bruce Homer is an associate professor of educational psychology at City University of New York’s Graduate Center in New York, New York.

Zach Klein

Zach Klein is CEO of DIY.org and a co-founder of Vimeo.

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