Monday, October 06, 2008

Live Science article

Jill Parmer, another unschooling Mom, and myself were interviewed for this online publication.

They're talking about the learning that takes place within online role-playing games. I'm hoping it can lead to people seeing how interest led learning is a good thing.



http://www.livescience.com/technology/081003-school-games.html

8 comments:

Heather's Moving Castle said...

I read that last week! Kudos to you! I did see your name in the article. I posted a blog about the article. ;)

Deanne said...

I read the article after seeing the link at Heather's blog yesterday! Wonderful!

Snavleys said...

I read the article, very nice. My child being one of those kids that learned how to read solely by playing online games, I really wanted to comment but didn't want to sign up so I didn't. One of the comments that was made was that kids need to learn to do things they don't want to do but "have to" do - like when they "have to" work. It amazes me that adults don't think this through; last time I checked it wasn't illegal to not work, no one is FORCING anyone to work, it is a CHOICE! Usually motivated by money, kids, needs, wants,passion, or some other reason.

mesmith said...

Well done Kelli. You guys continue to inspire us!!!

kelli said...

Thanks guys for the comments. Regarding the other comments.. ;) these people fail to see that playing video games can lead to a job. Hello....let's see, the last time I looked the video game industry had earnings of.. uh, a mere 18 Billion.. jeesh. No work available there *cough,cough*

Heather's Moving Castle said...

Yeah, about the no money there, cough, cough. I believe Kirby Dodd works in Austin at Blizzard Ent. (WoW). That's pretty cool, in my book!

Ren said...

I blogged about the article too.:) Nice to see some familiar names in it!

Frank said...

Hi! Catching up with y'all after our month-long absence. I'll hafta create some time and check out the article soon. Glad you're enjoying Southern Living!