Earlier this week, Tom Clancy, Ph.D., clinical professor and assistant dean for faculty practice, partnerships and professional development in the School of Nursing, joined KSTP’s Bill Lunn in-studio to discuss “serious gaming” – using interactive and educational video games that simulate health care scenarios and speed up training.
According to Clancy, the industry of video games created for a purpose other than entertainment – or “serious games” – is an exploding industry.
“The name serious gaming implies that they’re serious, but really what they are is a focus on training rather than the outcome being education,” Clancy told Lunn. “It’s a training program that’s designed in a gaming environment, so it brings in all the aspects of gaming, making it fun and enjoyable at the same time.”
Watch the KSTP interview, read about the research in the Star Tribune or watch this video from the U of M to learn more.