Playing Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy can improve students' argumentation skills, according to a new study from ETS and GlassLab.
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An award-winning digital role-playing game about U.S. slavery has provoked a backlash from critics who say that genocide cannot be appropriately simulated or gamified in the classroom.
February 02, 2015
Early childhood experts are questioning the value of a new virtual preschool that offers digital learning materials and online access to teachers.
January 13, 2015
Duolingo, which uses digital games to teach languages, hopes to translate its consumer success into dominance of the K-12 education market.
October 21, 2014
Digital games have gone mainstream in U.S. schools, but their full potential to support learning has yet to be tapped, a new report finds.
October 10, 2014
The National Science Foundation awarded a $4.8 million grant for the creation of a massive repository for storing, sharing and analyzing digital learning data.
September 26, 2014
An indie video game dubbed "No Pineapple Left Behind," currently under development, offers a satirical take on public school management. Its motto: "They take tests. You make money."
August 12, 2014
Though MOOCs have yet to take off in K-12 schools, Instructure unveiled two new online courses for teachers interested in the popular digital game Minecraft.
July 21, 2014
GlassLab will provide free assessment and learning analytics technology to five digital learning game developers, the nonprofit told Ed Week.
June 10, 2014
Nearly half of the teachers who use games said that "what other teachers say" about a given game was the most important factor in the selection process.