A project in the UK is aiming to find ways in which school teachers can include video games in their teaching. Quite clever, really; children love computer games, and it would be just fine and dandy if they took to their schoolwork with as much gusto. The project aims to help game developers learn about potential educational uses for their products. The year-long project is being backed by the games giant Electronic Arts (EA) and lottery-funded education organisation Futurelab.

"Computer games engage the brain like no other media," Claus Due, market development manager for EA Europe said. "We believe that children can and already do learn a lot through them."