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James Paul Gee

After pioneering new literacy studies with his 1990 book Sociolinguistics and Literacies, in his more recent works professor James Paul Gee draws correlations among video games, language, and learning. What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy, published in 2003, espouses the effective-learning principles that a good video game can impart. His 2004 follow-up, Situated Language and Learning, describes video games in terms of overall learning and literacy, explaining how they can aid in school reform. Gee is the Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education at Arizona State University.