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.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)


  • TurndatWrench
    TurndatWrench  5 years ago +1

    This was uploaded by Tedtalks. It was a convention.

  • Raju Islam
    Raju Islam  5 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  5 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  6 years ago +9

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

  • Akestone
    Akestone  6 years ago +1

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

  • Mahtab E
    Mahtab E  6 years ago


  • Jeffery Hoogs
    Jeffery Hoogs  6 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.

  • Miike Hunt
    Miike Hunt  7 years ago

    Maybe not in the lower tiers, but what I have noticed is that heavies tend to stick together and the Type 59's tend to form wolf packs.

  • Assinjo
    Assinjo  7 years ago

    kid, stfu

  • razzjaxx
    razzjaxx  7 years ago

    As all communities or societies, this one has its fair share of helpful people and complete jerks, so it's not worse nor better than any other. And while most teams fail to cooperate, those that do usually end up winning.
    As for that kid, I thought his presentation was articulate and entertaining. Clearly WoT itself is not a solid factual source regarding WWII, but if it piqued his interest and curiosity enough to have him read about actual facts, then it was beneficial.

  • Boomerangi13
    Boomerangi13  7 years ago

    Well my clan is pretty small but I wouldn't call it the worst community I have ever seen (Call of Duty comes to mind...). I still think that is mainly true in random battles, in TC and CW I enjoy the feel of an actual team playing. You may disagree, maybe my experience has just been better than yours, who knows.

  • Alexander Chakarov
    Alexander Chakarov  7 years ago +4

    Haters gonna hate...

  • Boomerangi13
    Boomerangi13  7 years ago

    What other 4 hours? And yes, there are usually one or two leaders, but that does not mean others can't provide to conversation and tactics.

  • Zalzany Games
    Zalzany Games  7 years ago

    This was a show and tell presentation with an Ipad instead of a piece of loose paper. Ive seen better and worse in 7th grade. Heck most my teachers would have given it a C or B unless the topic was suppose to be on hobbies.