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Creating Powerful Learning Environments Thru Games: Don't Colonize My Play Space

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Interested in the connection between multiplayer online games and learning, Constance Steinkuehler, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, started an after-school program for high school boys who do well in gaming, but don't do so well in school. She found that the ability to choose the topic of their reading material was directly related to the grade level at which students were able to read.

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