Games can be powerful learning experiences, as long as adaptive learning doesn’t put an algorithm, rather than the student, in the driver’s seat.
Microsoft: Education Edition is coming to the Chromebook, and the Microsoft division is seeking beta testers. Up until now, people had to run hacks if they wanted to play the game on their Chromebook computers.
Esports company PlayVS is introducing a two-league system to high school play: varsity, which it's already had, and recreational, which is new. It's also adding Overwatch to its offerings for high school gaming.
The immediate goal is to help young people gain digital literacy skills.
A Department of Defense STEM outreach office in New Jersey is providing a free esports summer league for students in that state, to promote summer STEM learning. Kids in grades three through nine can join an esports summer league for free. The league is being run by DimensionU, a company that develops esports programs for education.
A new esports complex under construction on the campus of the University of Kentucky has sold naming rights.
Albion College in Michigan plans to begin competitive esports for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Ten schools are participating in a "Big 12 Madden Summer Challenge" esports tournament, all online. The prize pool is $1,000. The event is being hosted on Mainline, an esports tournament platform.
Extreme Networks has compiled a bundle of products that's being promoted as a ramp-up for hosting virus-safe esports and athletic events at schools and other locations.
The North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) is working with Hitmarker to publish esports career information.
A network gear company has compiled a bundle of products that's being promoted as a ramp-up for hosting virus-safe esports and athletic events at schools and other locations.
The North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) is working with a company to publish esports career information.