How Video Game Technology Helps DOD and Schools During Pandemic
I have a lifelong love of video games and have been playing them since the early days of the Atari 2600, Intellivision and ColecoVision consoles. So I know a little bit about the benefits of playing. But as cool as games are these days, and trust me when I say that they are amazing, they rarely get deployed to help out in schools, much less within the military. But like most things, the pandemic has changed that situation.
For schools, having a vast majority of children learning remotely makes it difficult for teachers to hold their students’ attention. Meanwhile, in the Army, the problem is more one of finding a way to allow soldiers to train and maintain their readiness while keeping socially distant from one another as much as possible. In both cases, video games have proved to be a good solution.