How Video Games Can Help in the Classroom, and in the World

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Mary Flanagan, who studies how video games can be educational and produce social change

Ms. Flanagan, a professor of film and media studies, was recently named the first holder of the digital-humanities chair at Dartmouth College. She is part of a research group, the Games for Learning Institute, that has joined Microsoft Research to study the most efficient ways to use video games in teaching math and science to middle-school students. She is also