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Video Game Design and Music Education Part 1

by David Birrow Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

Here is a quick summary from Friday's Idea Exchange session about what video game design can teach us about music Education. This session will be repeated: Wednesday, May 14th, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. in Room 607

Why are games addictive:

  • They give multiple layers of objective feedback that range from granular to sustained competence to career
  • They appeal directly to our psychology needs for: Competency, Autonomy, and Relatedness

Why  games are good places for learning:

  • They let you try on different identities and make meaningful choices in those identities
  • They feed you challenges that are just challenging enough; not too easy or too hard
  • They give you information just when you need it and when you want it
  • They allow you to customize your environment 

Here are the presentation slides: 

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