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Historian uses gaming as an educational tool

MWEB GameZone takes a look at 1778: Daniel Boone on Trial. A Web app developed by an academic historian, Dr. Darren R. Reid in order “to provide history enthusiasts of all ages with a chance to explore the past in new way.”

The app is a tool to investigate the controversial court-martial of the American frontier legend, Daniel Boone. Boone is most famous for his exploration and settlement of Kentucky.

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Choc_Salties1620d ago

They guys over at Mission-US also did 2 similar games, one based on the American revolution, and the other regarding American slavery, both of which are are an interesting take on the subjects - http://www.mission-us.org/ - meant as educational titles

GabeSA1620d ago

I use educational games in teaching my son, from colours to numbers etc. I think that the more positively we can use gaming, the better it can be to show the value it can have. I do think that gaming itself provides a benefit in development albeit in different areas of our lives/persona. I don't know if the average person will take to it, but perhaps if it is used in our education system it may benefit the development of students because learning becomes more fun.

HanCilliers1620d ago

Tapping into our love for play is a key to promote learning