Games in Health – DA16

Games in Health – DA16

Aug 21, 2015

Game based technology helps people with MS Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating disease that affects the central nervous system. It causes progressive deterioration in motor skills and sensory perception, and can also cause psychological problems. There is no known cure, but there are many treatments to alleviate the effects of MS. Now researchers at...

Game about HIV shows how playing and learning go hand-in-hand

Game about HIV shows how playing and learning go hand-in-hand

Jul 31, 2014

Gamasutra recently published an article about a new study based around an iPad game that teaches about the risks of HIV.  The study has found that video games can be used in “new and exciting ways” to teach young kids real-world knowledge .  Read the article here Share...

Research Review – The Benefits of Playing Video Games

Research Review – The Benefits of Playing Video Games

Mar 13, 2014

We recently came across this Research Review on the Benefits of Playing Video Games on the Digital Education Research Network (DERN) site. The Review has been published by the American Psychological Association and the Authors conclusions are not consistent with the view that video games cause harmful effects in child development which we often see reported....

Australian researchers reveal an upside to playing games

Australian researchers reveal an upside to playing games

Oct 11, 2013

As reported in The Age today, a recent study showed the benefits of playing video games may offset the negative impact of exposure to screen violence.  You can read about it here.   Share...

New scientific study suggests link between violent video games and antisocial behaviour is exaggerated

New scientific study suggests link between violent video games and antisocial behaviour is exaggerated

Sep 16, 2013

Recently The Australian ran a piece about a new study out of the US which suggests that links between violent video games and antisocial behaviour is often exaggerated and in fact, stress can be the biggest predictor of antisocial behaviour. You can read the article here and the link to the study is here Share...

Video games help ageing brains

Video games help ageing brains

Sep 6, 2013

As reported on the Australian, a recent study conducted in the US has shown that playing a video game can help seniors fight cognitive decline.  You can read the report here. Share...