James Gee evaluates the power of Pokémon Go

James Gee is Regents Professor and the Fulton Presidential Chair of Literature in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. His pioneering research into the linguistic, cognitive and sociocultural foundations of learning and literacy, with a recent emphasis on digital media, has transformed learning sciences. His research is leading to new directions in reforming schools at all levels.

Education Week recently asked Gee to comment on the popular culture digital phenomenon, Pokémon Go.

Equally at home in classrooms and virtual worlds, Gee sees opportunities for the game to engage students and to “enchant the environment.” But he says the app’s augmented reality component is inferior to what it might have been, given the technology currently available.

Read the full article in Education Week