CU-Boulder’s video game design program wins $1.5M grant

University of Colorado’s iDREAMS Scalable Game Design Summer Institute has received a new $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation that will help CU researchers track how video game design engages students in computational thinking and STEM simulation design.

It is exciting to see that video game research is being funded by major scientific foundations, and exemplifies how far video games have come in the field of education.  Not only this, but the article explains the value of video games as an educational tool, as well as participation from less represented groups such as females and minorities.  This project is just one example of the variety of ways in which video games are making progress and being integrated in learning environments at higher education institutions.

The full article and details about iDREAM’s studies and mission can be found here: http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_19979536

– Katie

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