This video blog entry is a companion to the article of the same title on EmergingEdTech.com [URL: www.emergingedtech.com A recent research paper sheds light on several ways in which educational games can facilitate the learning experience and benefit the student. The current trend towards the increased use of games and game mechanics in instructional situations could probably have been foreseen quite some time ago. Stretching right back to the primitive gaming technology of the ZX Spectrum in the early 80′s, kids were hooked. As a wider variety and higher quality of educational games have been produced, it is really no surprise that educationists have gravitated towards further use of them as tools in the learning environment. Is this necessarily a positive development, however? A recent article on the subject makes for interesting reading. Please click through to the URL to read the full article. Thanks!