We all learn through play.
Of course, in our early years playing games is the fundamental method of learning. And it's not something we leave behind as we grow older. The context may change but children, young people and adults learn a lot from playing games, whether singly or as part of a team.
Now technology offers an ever-growing variety of digital games - played on computers, games consoles, over the internet and on mobile phones.
It's an activity that's increasingly routine to the millions of children and teenagers who are growing up in the internet age.
In the following pages you can read about the background to learning with digital games.