Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

University professor uses Halo to teach Homer

Tony Carnevale
April 16, 2007
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

UConn associate professor Roger Travis thinks that video games can be an important learning tool -- and not just lame-ass edutainment, but real video games. Like Halo. Travis draws parallels between the legendary FPS and epic literature like the Aeneid: "Both Halo and the Aeneid tell a story about a more-than-human hero defeating enemies who would be too much for ordinary people like us – enemies who nevertheless bear an important resemblance to the ones we and the Romans face in our respective presents."

Uh-huh. UConn students, if this guy starts saying the Konami Code was inspired by The Hero With A Thousand Faces, you should probably consider transferring to a more academically demanding school.



All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

iOS 14.4 rolls out with Bluetooth audio monitoring

iOS 14.4 rolls out with Bluetooth audio monitoring

View
‘Babylon 5 Remastered’ now available to buy, or stream on HBO Max

‘Babylon 5 Remastered’ now available to buy, or stream on HBO Max

View
Intel starts shipping its first Iris Xe discrete graphics cards for desktop

Intel starts shipping its first Iris Xe discrete graphics cards for desktop

View
Chrome OS 88 turns your Chromebook into an impromptu smart display

Chrome OS 88 turns your Chromebook into an impromptu smart display

View
The East Coast suffered major internet connection issues this afternoon

The East Coast suffered major internet connection issues this afternoon

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr