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* The British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta), the Government's lead agency for ICT in education, provides links and resources on computer games in education. For a list of addresses, visit www.ictadvice.org.uk and type "computer games" into the site search engine.

* Research by Lyn Henderson, at James Cook University in Queensland, suggests playing video games can benefit children in the classroom. Read an interview with Henderson at www.abc.net.aurainnovationsstoriess875242.htm.

* The role of computer games in education was debated at a conference called Computer And Video Games Come Of Age, held at MIT in February 2000.

A transcript of proceedings can be found at web.mit.educmsgames.

* Game Research, an academic site that brings together the art, science and business of computer games, can be found at www.game-research.comdefault.asp. In particular, the site carries a paper describing the findings of the University of Bielefeld research project into children's gaming culture at www.gamestudies.org0301fromme.

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