According to a study by researchers in Scotland, playing video games may help improve communication skills. Data show that after two months of regularly playing video games, a test group of students demonstrated improved communication skills, adaptability and resourcefulness. The large effect size and statistical significance of these results support the hypothesis that playing video games can improve self-reported graduate skills. The findings suggest that such game-based learning interventions have a role to play in higher education.
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