Dungeons and Dragons is a role-playing game popular in living rooms, but could it apply in the classroom as well? What does it mean to be truly prepared for college? And, once in college, should students be doing more to ready themselves for life after school?

In our latest episode of Upgraded by Hobsons, we explore how game-based learning can increase student engagement, what it means to be truly prepared for college, and what students should be doing in order to ready themselves for life after high school. Here’s a snapshot of our feature stories:

  • How Fantasy Role-Playing Keeps Students Engaged: A story from Bakersfield, Calif., where an English class learns about Oscar Wilde’s plays by engaging in live-action role-playing.
  • What You Should Know About Transitioning into College: Harlan Cohen, author of The Naked Roommate and 107 Other Issues You Might Run into in College, talks about making the transition from high school to college – everything from academic demands and relationships to freshman weight gain.
  • Why Practical Experience Is as Important as Classroom Learning: Jeff Selingo, who just released a new book about the transition from college to the workplace (There Is Life After College) talks about how high school and college students can gain practical experience that will help them in their careers.

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