Is gaming the future of education and other things?

I added this today to my LinkedIn page and thought I’d share it in my blog:

“I have a passion for creating games and think that the future of marketing and education is in gaming. Games are for more than entertainment, they are art transformed into a tangible product that creates an experience for users. People have greater ties to the content when they can play with it, feel it, own it, live it.”

I truly believe games have the power to transform areas in society such as education and marketing.  Imagine a child who struggles using current educational methods to grasp something as simple as 1 + 1.  Give that child something interactive, fun, engaging, tangible and I think they would flourish. Think back to when you were taught 1 + 1.  Did the teacher pull out marbles or rocks or pictures to show you how to add?  If so that is just a game that lets you feel what 1 + 1 is rather than just try to imagine it.  Today’s children grasp technology faster than I think anyone could even anticipate.  So why not move those games to a platform they connect with?

I know this concept has been around for a while, but I think it’s time we get more champions behind it and I want to be one of them.

It’s a brave new world…

Well it’s finally happened… I’ve broken down and started to blog.  It’s been about 10 years in the making ever since I worked with CMS systems to host a guild discussion forum I’ve been hooked on creating Internet content.  I’ve come a long way since then.  Now I even create my own games.  I’m re-energized and ready for a new adventure ready to take on this brave new world out there!