According to a new study done by the researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh), the Kinect educational games are five times as effective as the regular (phone, tablet) version of the game. In the study, a group of kids had to build real-world block towers which is able to withstand a shaking table. The researchers got the kids to learn how to build the real-world block towers using learning experiences on a tablet, laptop, and one a Kinect (using real-world objects).
Unexpectedly enough, the kids that learnt from the Kinect experience was able to stable towers that could withstand shaking tablets. Interestingly enough, a child ask the researchers “Can I steal your computer and set this up at home?” after the study ended.
Personally, I think learning from Kinect experiences is much more helpful than learning from regular games as the Kinect games offer a real-time experience – making it easier for kids to take the educational message in. Nonetheless, tell us what you think of the study in the comment section below!