The last sentence caught my eye and reminded me of a tedtalk video.
whenever you guys have the chance, TED should be bookmarked on everyones computers!
Lyte and I have actually both worked studying games in different academic contexts, so the question was probably a bit rhetorical from him. Games make for pretty awesome training tools when made for instruction via gameplay. I used to work studying and creating serious games and figuring out how to make them more effective in terms of motivation, learning, etc.