My daughter (like every Finnish pupil) has one reading homework every day. Usually in combination with "but oh, why now? hasn't it been 10 minutes (of reading) yet?". When using a game they can sit there for both 30 as 40 minutes trying to break the code (and get a reward).
- What exactly is she learning?
- What does she feel she might be learning?
- WHAT do you learn?
- WHEN do you do it?
- WHY do you learn?
Another important aspect, you see how uninteresting it suddenly became for the pupil / student to get involved with other things with his Internet speed than to get the right information?