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Henry Jenkins on Kids, Video Games, Education Reform & Learning

Here’s a clip from SXSW 2009 on YouTube where Henry Jenkins, Professor at MIT (and soon USC) and author of Convergence Culture, is interviewed by The Guardian about learning and video games. Dr. Jenkins further asserts that every game has an online community and it’s there where people start to trade information and learn from each other.

Henry also argues that there is "a learning ecology that takes place outside of the classroom and that schools cut themselves off from this learning by blocking games and YouTube - leaving students disconnected with the best ways of learning. This hinders students from becoming technically literate and be prepared for the future." [via]

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