Richard Arum Receives $2.4 Million to Study Gaming and Digital Learning Techniques and Outcomes


Thanks to a $2.4 million grant by the MacArthur Foundation, Richard Arum, interim director of the Institute of Human Development and Social Change, will spearhead the project, “Connecting Youth,” looking closely at participants in gaming and digital media educational initiatives.

Richard Arum Receives $2.4 Million to Study Gaming and Digital Learning Techniques and Outcomes

Codeworlds. Qlink. Boss Level; three terms that seem to belong in a video game codebook.

The terms, however, are typical school-day vernacular at Quest to Learn (Q2L), a New York City, public school developed by the Institute of Play (IoP), a non-profit gaming design studio. Through various gaming interactions and activities, IoP seeks to develop highly relevant 21st century skills in students that include systems thinking, risk taking, critical reflecti 500

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