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Women and gaming : the Sims and 21st century learning

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Palgrave Macmillan, Volume 1st, New York, p.207 (2010)

Call Number:

Cubb LB1029 .S53 G44 2010

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8588205

Keywords:

Sims--Computer games, Simulation games in education, Video games for women, Video games--Social aspects

Abstract:

Contents: Introduction : gaming goes beyond gaming -- Video games and twenty-first-century skills : why the sudden worldwide interest in video games and learning? -- The Nickel and dimed challenge : designing new forms of socially conscious play -- A young girl becomes a designer and goes global : succeeding at twenty-first-century skills but not at school -- How passion grows : a retired shut-in goes from making a purple potty to gaining millions of fans -- Passionate affinity groups : a new form of community that works to make people smarter -- A young girl and her vampire stories : how a teenager competes with a best-selling author -- From The Sims to Second Life : a young woman transforms her real life -- What does it all mean? : what women and The Sims have to teach us about what education and learning will look like in the twenty-first-century.