James Paul Gee, Michael Levine
Gee, J. P., & Levine, M. H. (2009). Welcome to our virtual worlds. Educational Leadership, 66(6), 48-52.
Publication year: 2009

Written with Michael Levine.

The United States is witnessing a growing student engagement crisis. With dropout rates approaching 50 percent in many urban school districts (Swanson, 2008) and recent education surveys showing that students are overwhelmingly bored in school (Bridgeland, DiIulio, & Morison, 2006; Yazzie-Mintz, 2007), we clearly need to find new ways to motivate learners.