12 episodes

Video games are an everyday part of our children’s lives today. But many parents have concerns about the time their children spend gaming, and sometimes perceive games as addictive and unhealthy. Others see games as a creative medium, with positive educational benefits. Presented by science writer Angela Saini, this podcast explores many of the issues surrounding the subject of children and video games, and looks at work in this area by the Open University’s Centre for Childhood, Development and Learning. In the first five tracks we hear first-hand accounts from a number of perspectives, and in the final track, Angela Saini chairs a discussion about the points raised.

Games, Geeks and the Parent's Dilemma - for iPod/iPhone The Open University

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Video games are an everyday part of our children’s lives today. But many parents have concerns about the time their children spend gaming, and sometimes perceive games as addictive and unhealthy. Others see games as a creative medium, with positive educational benefits. Presented by science writer Angela Saini, this podcast explores many of the issues surrounding the subject of children and video games, and looks at work in this area by the Open University’s Centre for Childhood, Development and Learning. In the first five tracks we hear first-hand accounts from a number of perspectives, and in the final track, Angela Saini chairs a discussion about the points raised.

    Introduction to games, geeks and the parent's dilemma

    Introduction to games, geeks and the parent's dilemma

    Angela Saini, Dr Victoria Cooper and Dr Kieron Sheehy discuss the social and educational impact of video games in their experience.

    • 6 min
    Transcript -- Introduction to games, geeks and the parent's dilemma

    Transcript -- Introduction to games, geeks and the parent's dilemma

    Angela Saini, Dr Victoria Cooper and Dr Kieron Sheehy discuss the social and educational impact of video games in their experience.

    Games Design and e-Safety

    Games Design and e-Safety

    Games designer Phil Stuart gives his expert insight into today’s gaming landscape.

    • 8 min
    Transcript -- Games Design and e-Safety

    Transcript -- Games Design and e-Safety

    Games designer Phil Stuart gives his expert insight into today’s gaming landscape.

    Parents

    Parents

    In this track, parents talk about the role of gaming in the lives of their children, and the importance of striking a balance between gaming and other activities

    • 8 min
    Transcript -- Parents

    Transcript -- Parents

    In this track, parents talk about the role of gaming in the lives of their children, and the importance of striking a balance between gaming and other activities

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