October 7, 2008
Tiltfactor part of Microsoft Games and Learning Initiative
Announced today, the The Games for Learning Institute (G4LI) is a joint research endeavor of Microsoft Research, New York University and a consortium of universities, including Dartmouth College. Tiltfactor will be home to the 3 year research initiative at Dartmouth, where researchers will be evaluating computer games as learning tools. We will be specifically focusing on math and science subjects among middle-school students. The Tiltfactor laboratory anticipates a limited number of student positions in relationship to this research, so please contact us for more information!
October 8th, 2008 at 7:08 pm
Mary, congrats on this new, major project! I hope the work on it and the connections to other researchers prove very productive.
October 9th, 2008 at 9:19 am
My congratulations as well!
This is a bold investment in the use of games for education, and I’m looking forward to carefully studying the results, and learning from your experience.
October 10th, 2008 at 5:01 am
thanks all. I’m looking forward to doing some interesting takes on this charge, to make sure lesser-known works or games popular with untraditional audiences are highlighted in this study.
October 11th, 2008 at 4:23 pm
Sounds really cool. I used to work for the company Rosetta Stone, who develops language learning software, and their software uses some mild gaming influences (mostly logic and puzzle games) in order teach a user a new language. Of course they haven’t taken it too far, but it is a decent example.
October 13th, 2008 at 2:17 am
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January 17th, 2009 at 7:51 am
Joel, maybe we should chat with you about your experiences. We’re culling info from an array of designers, artists, educators, teachers. Ping me if you are interested!