Book Study: Hollywood & Video Games

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Hollywood & Video Games Book Cover

Love them or hate them, watching movies/ playing games allow us to learn at light-speed. That means, using them as a tool in teaching is a no-brainer. Every day we see how this medium dictates what we believe and how it influences behavior for better and for worse. Our future is dependent upon the “viewers” learning how to verify accuracy, and the future of learning depends upon the willingness to harness what engages. I don’t like that this is better than traditional, but if we use it they get it faster we we maximize instruction time. Writing, reading, math, speaking using games/TV/movie/documentary could revolutionize learning!

For this independent study, you will be asked to complete the reading that you have chosen (a copy of the reading will be provided with purchase), then answer a series of questions about: the content, how you’ve applied the reading, and the related outcomes you have observed in your respective field. Engagement hours must reach 15 hours or more.

University Credit is an additional fee outside of the cost of class. 

Step 1: Getting Started

Pick the class that’s right for you. Each class comes with step-by-step directions including: 1) How to watch or attend class, 2) Completing all course requirements, 3) Registering with the University of your choice, and 4) Requesting transcripts.

Step 2: Completing Class

Watch the online lectures or attend class in-person, then begin independent application. Keep a reflection and log the hours spent applying this content, then submit to us by email. 3-credit classes require 45 hours of engagement, 1 credit classes require 15 hours of engagement (including class time).

Step 3: Receiving Credit

After submitting independent application, within 5-7 days, you will receive a confirmation email that your grade has been entered with the university of your choice. You will then be able to request transcripts. Transcript delivery is generally 5-7 days and is available for expidite.

Must read!

I always leave Kim’s classes feeling excited and ready to put theory into practice, and this book followed that same idea. She breaks down concepts about how the brain works and what it needs so that classroom teachers (actually, everybody) can immediately implement the strategies. She makes learning about the brain and neuroscience fun and applicable.” Stacey J Budaj

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