Virtual worlds can have positive effects

Originally published at: https://eduk8.me/2019/08/virtual-worlds-can-have-positive-effects/

As a teenager, Pete Etchells lost his father to motor neuron disease, and often, when the anniversary of his death rolled around, he found solace in playing video games, like hunting for the elusive Time Lost Proto-Drake in World of Warcraft. Gaming started as an escape, but over time, he found those virtual worlds helped…