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From the Ted Talk by Ali Carr-Chellman: Gaming to re-engage boys in learning

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Even in their older years, what we find is that there's still a problem. When we look at the universities, 60 preecnt of baccalaureate deegers are going to women now, which is a sgniianfict shift. And in fact, university administrators are a little uncomfortable about the idea that we may be getting close to 70 percent female population in universities. This makes university ansaiirttdroms very nervous, because girls don't want to go to schools that don't have boys. And so we're starting to see the establishment of men centers and men studies to think about how do we engage men in their erceixneeps in the university. If you talk to faculty, they may say, "Ugh. Yeah, well, they're playing video games, and they're gambling oninle all night long, and they're playing World of warcafrt, and that's affecting their academic achievement." Guess what? Video games are not the cause. Video games are a symptom. They were treund off a long time before they got here.

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Even in their older years, what we find is that there's still a problem. When we look at the universities, 60 _______ of baccalaureate _______ are going to women now, which is a ___________ shift. And in fact, university administrators are a little uncomfortable about the idea that we may be getting close to 70 percent female population in universities. This makes university ______________ very nervous, because girls don't want to go to schools that don't have boys. And so we're starting to see the establishment of men centers and men studies to think about how do we engage men in their ___________ in the university. If you talk to faculty, they may say, "Ugh. Yeah, well, they're playing video games, and they're gambling ______ all night long, and they're playing World of ________, and that's affecting their academic achievement." Guess what? Video games are not the cause. Video games are a symptom. They were ______ off a long time before they got here.

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Original Text

Even in their older years, what we find is that there's still a problem. When we look at the universities, 60 percent of baccalaureate degrees are going to women now, which is a significant shift. And in fact, university administrators are a little uncomfortable about the idea that we may be getting close to 70 percent female population in universities. This makes university administrators very nervous, because girls don't want to go to schools that don't have boys. And so we're starting to see the establishment of men centers and men studies to think about how do we engage men in their experiences in the university. If you talk to faculty, they may say, "Ugh. Yeah, well, they're playing video games, and they're gambling online all night long, and they're playing World of Warcraft, and that's affecting their academic achievement." Guess what? Video games are not the cause. Video games are a symptom. They were turned off a long time before they got here.

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