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The messenger matters: New research shows peers better than teachers at academic motivation

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - March 27, 2017 5060

Posted by Andy Henion “Why do I have to learn this?” is a common question among young adults. New research suggests an answer from their peers has more weight than one from their teachers. University students who received a rationale for why learning is important from people similar to them—in this case actors posing as young professionals—wrote […]


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Don't Miss: 7 games with great learning curves that all devs should study

Gamasutra - March 29, 2017 4982

Which games offer a masterclass in how to design a well-shaped learning curve? Corey Davis of Psyonix, Chris Bourassa of Red Hook, and Global Game Jame co-founder Ian Schreiber weigh in. ...

How Blizzard embraced fantasy to create Overwatch's reality

Gamasutra - March 09, 2017 3889

"I would rather have the Hollywood as it appears in the mind of the guy from Belgium or Sweeden than the Hollywood that exists in the real world," said Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan. ...