Teaching with Portals: Why Gaming may have Educational Value

If you are a gamer, at least one who is not exclusively tied to consoles, this last week was potentially painful. It was a blissful sort of pain, though, since Steam’s now famous Summer Sale happened. Many gamers flock and buy what would constitute tons of discs worth of entertainment, were it not entirely digitally based. Valve, the company behind Steam, can barely keep up with the server strain, and with good reason. A number of people picked up Portal 2, a game I’m more than familiar with. But the game is starting to pick up, well, a bit of steam within the educational community. Continue reading Teaching with Portals: Why Gaming may have Educational Value