Institute of Play, a nonprofit in New York City that pioneered and promoted the use of gaming principles for learning, has decided to shutter operations, effective by the end of summer. The organization said it would hand over its learning assets to the Connected Learning Lab at the University of California, Irvine.
Hyperice is collaborating with University of California, Irvine to create a scholarship program for esports for non-players.
SimXperience has launched the GS-5 G-Seat, a G-force simulator seat designed primarily for racing esports and flight simulators that offers a number of refinements over its predecessor, the GS-4.
Nintendo is working with the nonprofit Institute of Play to bring its popular Labo kits for Nintendo Switch to classrooms in North America. The Institute of Play is developing STEAM curriculum and a teacher guide for Labo and is seeking classrooms to participate.
This form of gaming blends fact and fiction to immerse players in an interactive world that responds to their decisions and actions.
Minecraft: Education Edition has formally been released on the iOS platform.
Kahoot has released an update to its popular quiz/trivia game platform. The new version adds a spreadsheet importer and several UI enhancements.
Educational game company Kahoot is launching a new certification program for teachers designed to help them use Kahoot in their classrooms more effectively. Kahoot is a popular competitive quiz game that's available free for educators.
Participants will learn how to use game-design principles and tie games into their lessons. Teachers have until September 21 to get their applications in.
Minecraft: Education Edition is coming to the iPad platform in September.