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College Offers Credit for Playing Wii

By September 10, 2009

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Nintendo WiiIn what's almost certainly a sign of the decline of Western education, the University of Houston is offering physical education courses centered around the Nintendo Wii video game system.

The Houston Chronicle reports that students can now earn college credits through game-led activities such as virtual hula hooping and yoga.

Parents must be thrilled. (Tales Out of School)

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