Friday, March 05, 2010

Educational Games are a BIG SCAM!

Have you heard someone say that educational games are a big scam? They are just a way to generate a new revenue stream for game designers? That some of them have more entertainment value then educational value? I have heard conversations where some of these sentiments were expressed. While in some specific cases these arguments may be valid, in general I believe they are false. If you DO NOT feel the same way as I do then I have a challenge for you.

Watch this trailer and then take this 10-week crash course on saving the world:

EVOKE trailer (a new online game) from Alchemy on Vimeo.

Evoke is a Massively Multiplayer Online Educational Game! It’s free and in some cases if you want to take on a Mentor Role in the game, the game makers will PAY YOU! Over 7000 people from around the world have signed up to play in the first 3 days. Wow! It is 'student-to-student engagement' at the largest scale!

I am playing. The question is: will you? The world may depend upon it!

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