On any given day, CEO André Thomas arrives at his company Triseum’s office in Bryan, Texas at nine in the morning. While this is when Thomas gets in, his work day usually starts hours before by checking sales on the company’s educational video games. On one of the days that Thomas and I spoke, he told me he had been…
Yesterday, Netflix officially announced a Carmen Sandiego animated series. The trench-coated international thief first leapt to life in 1985 and has been stealing our hearts ever since. Here’s why she’s still awesome to this day.
“I wanted a game that hated me.” That was how Sean Plott, also known as “Day9” in the professional gaming world, described the allure of Dota 2. Plott had made a name for himself in the days of StarCraft, where he taught players new and old how to better themselves at the strategy game. Now, he’s the student again,…
President Trump’s proposal to slash funding for federal arts endowments may have consequences for video games. The types of federally-funded education and social change-related games projects that have received grants in the past may need to scale down or search for other funding channels.
Bet the students learn all kinds of shit there.
A professor in China apparently made his late students write out 1,000 emoticons by hand after being late to class. ┐(‘～`；)┌
Many Japanese think English is a difficult language. So why not make that linguistic grind enjoyable? That’s exactly what this odd little book does.
Launching this summer, Minecraft: Education Edition will be an “expanded” version of Minecraft for classrooms, distributed to educational institutions worldwide.
Some of the games industry’s most talented and experienced designers are making the leap from game development to academia. But how do you teach the art of making games?
The University of Tokyo is Japan’s most prestigious school and the highest rated university in Asia. To get in, you will needs smarts. Playing Pokémon, says one student, probably won’t hurt, either.
Notice anything? Anything unusual? You know, besides the little girl with three arms.
Fudan University is one of China’s most elite universities. This week, it is being accused of not only ripping off a famous Japanese university, but also Apple. Some week!
Dream of being a pro-gamer? Live in Japan? Good news! There's now a school for you.
Exam papers aren't only for test taking. In South Korea, they're for drawing.
This isn't nationwide. But next month, Hokkaido Prefecture is rolling out "No Video Game Day." There won't be just one of these days, but two—and two every month.
TED talks can range from informative lectures to absurd satire. But the most TED thing ever has to be this third grader's talk on why video games should, like, totally be in classrooms.
Yesterday wasn't your typical day at Fuji Hokuryo High School in Yamanashi Prefecture. Male and female students could trade uniforms for what the school dubbed "Sex Change Day" (セクスチェンジ・デー or sekusu chenji dee). The event made the national news.
Many students might spend their free time at college playing DOTA. Why not spend your study time doing the same? Well, in China, you can.
When you think of sumo training, you probably think of large men eating lots of food and wrestling each other. You should also think of large men sitting in a classroom and learning stuff.
Who said math isn't sexy? Oh but it is. It is.