A classmate did a presentation today about video games in libraries and he made some good arguments I would like to pass along. He quoted James Paul Gee, saying “in the modern world, print literacy is not enough” and pointed out that video games help develop

  • hand-eye coordination
  • creative expression
  • spatial recognition
  • decision-making
  • literacy skills (some video games have 3 times as many words as a YA novel)

I was already pro-gaming in the library but I enjoyed his presentation and will be looking up some of the sources he mentioned.

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