Jane McGonigal explains how video games can aid the healing process

VideogamesNamed one of the top six “insanely popular TED talks from the past year,” Jane McGonigal‘s talk shows how video games make people better.

Early on, she poses the question: When we are on our deathbeds, will we regret the time we spent playing games? Some people might say yes, thinking video games are a waste of time. But game designer McGonigal, who has done extensive research on gaming, says games are a powerful tool for healing.

She quoted a report in which hospice workers shared the top five regrets that people on their deathbeds express. They were …

Published by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

Mallary is a mom of two young kiddos -- Madelyn and Tucker. Mallary absolutely loves being a mom and often writes about the need to find harmony when juggling motherhood and work. Mallary is the Assistant Director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where she manages the Center's various programs related to distance learning, freedom of expression, and digital journalism. Previously, she was Executive Director of Images & Voices of Hope and Managing Editor of The Poynter Institute’s media news site, Poynter.org. Mallary grew up outside of Boston and graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island. In 2015, she received a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. She now lives in beautiful Austin, Texas, with her kids, husband Troy and cat Clara. She's working on a memoir, slowly but surely. You can reach her at mjtenore@gmail.com.

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