Earlier this week, Tom Clancy, Ph.D., clinical professor and assistant dean for faculty practice, partnerships and professional development in the School of Nursing, joined KSTP's Bill Lunn in-studio to discuss "serious gaming" - using interactive and educational video games that simulate health care scenarios and speed up training.
According to Clancy, the industry of video games created for a purpose other than entertainment - or "serious games" - is an exploding industry.
"The name serious gaming implies that they're serious, but really what they are is a focus on training rather than the outcome being education," Clancy told Lunn. "It's a training program that's designed in a gaming environment, so it brings in all the aspects of gaming, making it fun and enjoyable at the same time."
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