Gaming for Graduates: Why Video Games Should be Played at University

Palgrave Macmillan have just published a new book by Dr Matthew Barr from the University of Glasgow in which he presents research that suggests games may be used to improve students’ communication skills, adaptability, resourcefulness and even confidence. Graduate Skills and Game-Based Learning shows educators how video games may be utilized to develop skills that graduates may otherwise lack and explains why employers should take this idea seriously. The book also discusses the pitfalls associated with using video games in education, providing a balanced and objective view on this controversial topic.