I was watching a video, and in the comments I found that someone said, ” If you want someone to learn about something, why don’t you turn it into a video game? So many people play video games! “ And I find that I can’t really disagree with him.
It’s not necessarily true for everyone, but I think there are many people who would much rather throw themselves into an interactive world then delve into a textbook. Sure, there would be many subjects that would be very difficult to put into game format, but I think it could be done.
Instead of reading a textbook, a person could learn ” the rules of the game”, and then be put into a semi- realistic scenario where they could use their best judgement and apply that knowledge.
People do this with video games all the time. You have to learn how the video game works before you can play it, and then you are ready to go. And you are not an expert right away, but with practice, and with being challenged with progressively harder scenarios, you become better at the game.
I know I would play a video game that taught me things about different fields.
While there would be problems like ” the game scenarios are predetermined, and it doesn’t vary, it’s already programmed into the game”, it would still be interesting, maybe even useful.