The Obama administration launches competition to harness the creativity and ingenuity of the VR and AR developer community on behalf of America’s students.
“I’m calling for investments in educational technology that will help create. . . educational software that’s as compelling as the best video game. I want you guys to be stuck on a video game that’s teaching you something other than just blowing something up.”
The Obama administration has launched a new competition to harness the creativity and ingenuity of the VR and AR developer community on behalf of America’s students
Utilizing the U.S. Department of Education the administration has launched the EdSim Challenge for next-generation educational simulations that will prepare students for the globally competitive workforce of the 21st century. The department is looking for immersive-learning experiences to help bolster career and technical skills of American youth. The DOE is incentivizing the competition with $680,000 in cash prizes and additional sponsor prizes from IBM, Microsoft, and Samsung.
The administration has long felt that game developers have a way to reach the youth that current educators may not. In 2014, the Administration held the first White House Education Game Jam and in 2015 the U.S. Department of Education held the first Games for Learning Summit with Games for Change.
Information provided by WhiteHouse.gov