Johnson, Everything Bad is Good for You (Summary)
Good overview of the concepts Johnson explores in his book Everything Bad is Good for You.
It's the longest video I'll ask you to watch, at about 40 minutes. It
does not focus exclusively on video games, but it does do an excellent
job of explaining what we can learn about ourselves when we study
After you've watched the video, identify two or three passages that you find especially worthy of further attention (perhaps because the statements are surprising, or controversial, or confusing). Identify the statement with a timestamp.
For instance, "At 11:50 he introduces the concept of 'telescoping' as his term for the difference between passive thinking the kind of active problem-solving that you need to employ when playing a game. At 12:40, he introduces Pac-Man as a game with simple and rather uninteresting content, comparing it with the much more complex problem-solving of Zelda."
If you don't see the video loading in the window below, you can go directly to the source on the Handheld Learing 2008 website.