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The Future of Minecraft Education: Where Will It Be In One Year?

Minecraft is a game that has truly taken the world by storm. It has been used as an educational tool in classrooms all around the world. But how far can it go? In this post, we’ll explore some of the potential ways Minecraft could be used in educational settings, as well as some of the hurdles that educators and Minecraft game designers will have to overcome in order to get there. Game/Play Project-Based courses Online STEM Minecraft 

Minecraft’s place in education

Many people believe that Minecraft’s success in education is the result of the fact that it’s a game that people have grown up with, and so are familiar with the way that it can be used in school environments. Minecraft’s lack of limitations Minecraft is open-ended. This means that users are free to create whatever they want in it. This creates a unique problem, though. Minecraft is full of hidden areas, puzzles, and solutions. Some of these resources can be used to create creative gaming and learning experiences, but a lot of them are just hidden areas and puzzles. What makes Minecraft an ideal teaching tool is that students don’t have to be limited to certain paths to discover the resources they need.

Minecraft’s potential in education

Why has Minecraft taken the world by storm? First, it’s safe to say that Minecraft is the most important game to have ever come out in terms of helping people learn how to code. Because of its sandbox design, people can create almost anything within the game and put it on the internet. In fact, the creator of Minecraft, Markus Persson, has made a pretty big name for himself around the world as a game designer and coder. In order to create these Minecraft “missions,” players need to follow certain tutorials and work through a set of puzzles. But, as is the case with a lot of computer games, people can play the game without following the pre-set programming challenges in order to create interesting things. This is what makes Minecraft such a popular learning tool.

Minecraft’s current use in education

Minecraft isn’t just a game that kids play. Schools in many countries have put extensive efforts into Minecraft-based curriculum.

EduMEE classrooms include classrooms of about 29 students each, and they are all working on Minecraft together, along with a live teacher,  in different learning tracks. 

Minecraft’s future in education

Minecraft games can be played on the browser as well as on dedicated devices such as the iPad or Chromebook. In this post, we’ll discuss some ways that Minecraft could be used for educational purposes. The following video shows some of the ways Minecraft games have been used in education to date. 

Conclusion

If you have any interest in the educational application of Minecraft, then this post will be of great interest to you. What’s Next?

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08/12/21

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