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ICT’s Chad Lane Quoted on Video Games and Learning in Riverside Press-Enterprise

November 29, 2012

ICT research scientist H. Chad Lane was featured in a Riverside Press-Enterprise story looking at whether video games can be effective teaching tools.

“That’s like asking are labs effective at teaching science. Of course, some labs are and some labs aren’t. It depends on how you use the labs,” said Lane, who specializes in educational games and artificial intelligence at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies. “The scientific literature is getting at, what are the features of games that seem to promote interest and learning? What are the things that are keeping kids engaged?.”

Studies about games show they aren’t necessarily better at conveying knowledge, but they have been shown to get students more engaged in their lessons, he also said.