Friday, November 11, 2016

Inuit culture video game

We have the first example of a Native American video game used to keep their culture alive by teaching children the language and culture in stories -Inuit folk tales http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/04/technology/never-alone-inupiat-video-game/index.html?iid=ob_homepage_tech_pool

This reminds me that others use video games to teach language, which is part of culture, as well. Suli told me recently that video games for kids in Saudi Arabia teach them classical Arabic which is different than the regional slang dialects most people speak and know, so parents who don't know classic Arabic can't understand their children when they talk using words used from the games.  

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