Bill Gates is looking at games as a way to increase the effectiveness of education. There have been several notable game x education projects such as Quest 2 Learn, who was profiled in the NY Times Magazine last year. Three of the lucky fundees below.
$2.6 million for iRemix, which is being developed by Digital Youth Network. It will be a set of 20 literacy-based trajectories that allow students to earn badges and move from novice to expert in areas like creative writing
$2.5 million to Institute of Play will build a set of game-based pedagogical tools and game-design curricula that can be used within both formal and informal learning contexts.
$2.6 million to Quest Atlantis is creating video games that build proficiency in math, literacy and science.”
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