A Platform to Study Learning Games Awarded Grants.
“Motion Math, an educational software company creating conceptual mobile math games, today received grants from the Noyce Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop an educational assessment platform. The platform will correlate mobile math learning experiences to mastery of Common Core math standards, structuring an ecosystem for teachers and developers to continually improve individualized learning….”
Sixty-five students entering 6th grade this year at the New Roads Middle School in Santa Monica, California are experiencing a gamified education program sponsored by GameDesk. With funding from AT&T, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Motorola, Samsung, and others, PlayMaker is a program that not only uses games as instructional tools, it also gamifies the greater school experience.
via PlayMaker Gamifies Middle School Experience | Purple Pawn.
A new learning lab will research and develop compelling video games that engage students in innovative ways and provide data on students comprehension of the core skills deemed critical by states for college and the 21st century workplace. Announced today at the Aspen Ideas Festival, the Games, Learning and Assessment Lab GLASS Lab, is a project of the Institute of Play, a non-profit video game, learning and research organization, with support from MacArthur, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Electronic Arts, and the Entertainment Software Association.
via New Learning Lab Will Research, Develop Games to Engage Students, Measure Learning — MacArthur Foundation.