Dr Carlo Perrotta writes about the impact of video games on education and skills

Following recent news reports, Dr Carlo Perrotta writes about the impact of video games on education and skills on The Conversation website.

If videogames do benefit pupils’ education and skills, it’s time we found out how and why

Whether studies show that videogames improve or degrade performance, part of the problem is that we still don’t know how or why. Most evidence from studies displays the familiar weaknesses of correlational research: that the presence or absence of a relation cannot be satisfactorily explained because there is no detailed causal model that explains how the games might cause the effects recorded.