Summer course will train current, future educators on how to integrate commercial video games into their teaching

A new course from the Penn State College of Education’s Learning Design and Technology (LDT) program is not only integrating technology in the classroom, it is encouraging the students’ use of commercial video games.

LDT 401: Gaming 2 Learn, an online course offered this summer through Penn State World Campus, trains current educators and teachers-in-training how to integrate commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) video games into their lessons.

“This course develops 21st century teaching skills beyond the basics of technology integration,” said Ali Carr-Chellman, department head and professor...

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About the Author:

Jessica Buterbaugh is a writer/editor for Penn State University’s College of Education.