Microsoft collaborates with Universities to make educational games


This seems to have started from one of my colleagues in Microsoft Research wanting to improve his language skills through the medium of role-playing games.  It worked but it seems that not many people understand why.

So, Microsoft is now co-funding an initiative with a number of universities to find scientific evidence supporting the use of gaming as a valid educational tool. For more information take a look here.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/382180_msftvideogame08.html

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