Better training through video games?

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The biggest complaint I hear about online adult education is that it’s boring, doesn’t get you really involved on a personal level, and just doesn’t keep your attention very well. Then I read this article from the New York Times about the military using video games to train soldiers. It makes me wonder if this idea will spread to other areas of training as well, making those boring online offerings really engaging.

What do you think—could Leisure Suit Larry train your folks about sexual harrassment in the workplace? Could Pac-Man lead your online attendees through the ins and outs of the rules for your industry? I haven’t heard of a company developing video games specifically for adult ed purposes, but some smart entrepreneur is bound to think of it sooner or later, don’t you think?

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