Can Online Gaming be Educational? Lewis Tachau at TEDxStudioCityED

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, May 2, 2012
  • Lewis Tachau is a 13 year old middle school student and avid online gamer.

    Lewis enjoys online gaming. In this talk, he explores the educational, social, and communication benefits of his favorite game. He also explores how he self-regulates while enjoying these benefits.

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.*

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  • Natalie Luna
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  • Narice
    Narice  2 months ago

    This is a really good talk

  • jurrasicworld :extintion

    when i,m watching this he is 19 years old!

  • shikamaru nara
    shikamaru nara  2 years ago +1

    this deserves ten to 20 times more views. .. yup if this video gets around 500k views it would be fair. ... maybe a similar video but about a different game....nothing wrong with this one but maybe a game that is played by a larger number of players. ... forgive me for not knowing how many people play world of thanks...thats not what i aim for just get ever second or third person who plays wot and you will have too many views (jk such thing as too many views ) so take this same format (same even amount of humour. has to be this funny or even more) and insert a different video game ... marketing.
    get more to watch this someone please do it for the gamers and for the video game industry and game design learning field. ... someone?!

  • Jean Roch
    Jean Roch  2 years ago

    Gamification is a great concept in principle but learning from current games is a problem because none of them are designed by teachers. How would you know every detail in WoT isn't just made up ?

  • TurndatWrench
    TurndatWrench  6 years ago +1

    This was uploaded by Tedtalks. It was a convention.

  • Raju Islam
    Raju Islam  6 years ago +2

    wow that was a great video you can tell he practiced and practiced and practiced, because it is near perfect. I wonder if he plays Armis. Thumbs up for homeschoolers.

  • Melissa Taylor
    Melissa Taylor  6 years ago +1

    I love this video- you are one awesome,well-spoken, and bright dude! Keep spreading the word about video games! :)

  • abdullah -sa
    abdullah -sa  6 years ago +1

    hahah it is good

  • Daniel Heskett
    Daniel Heskett  7 years ago +12

    what a great presentation from a 13 year old im sure hes got very bright future ahead of him.

  • Akestone
    Akestone  7 years ago +1

    I have a freind that play WoT, he would love this.

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    Mahtab E  7 years ago


  • Jeffery Hoogs
    Jeffery Hoogs  7 years ago

    gay as fuck

  • Sayat-Nova
    Sayat-Nova  7 years ago

    Why don't you then?

  • gsoutz
    gsoutz  7 years ago

    you should switch to more serious games and see how co regulation goes

  • Miike Hunt
    Miike Hunt  7 years ago

    Continuing thinking like that and you are on the path to failure.

  • Miike Hunt
    Miike Hunt  7 years ago

    People sticking together to survive? Not much different from the idea of a platoon...

    I'd have to disagree, every server I've been on with 3 or more type's, they bunch up.

  • Miike Hunt
    Miike Hunt  7 years ago

    WoT should only consume your FREE time.

    I work ~12 hours hard labour a week then do 31 hours of game design, any free time goes to WoT.