Gates Foundation sponsors game-based learning
“Game-based learning is one of the priorities of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a nonprofit founded by the Microsoft creator. . . .Two years ago, the nonprofit brought together 20 of the country’s best assessment designers with 20 of the world’s best game designers to discuss creating games that engage kids more deeply, said Vicki Phillips, director of the college ready strategy for the Gates Foundation. Now the foundation is working with the Center for Game Science at the University of Washington on a free, online game called Refraction. As students play, their progress is visible to the teacher on his or her computer, allowing the educator to see instantly what concepts students understand.” – Jamie Sarrio
Posted on July 18, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, Center for Game Science, Game based learning, Game design, Games and education, Gaming and Education, Gates foundation, Microsoft, Online game, Refraction, University of Washington, Vicki Phillips. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.