Helping Game Developers Tackle the Toughest Game

Educational games are viewed as a novelty even today. In the 1990s, educational gaming companies went under because of a series of failed mergers. According to Tony Wan of educational technology hub Ed Surge, these happenings led investors to be unenthusiastic about the educational gaming industry. Teachers and parents have traditionally added fuel to the fire with their beliefs that gaming is traditionally for recreational purposes or that educational games are boring. Gamesandlearning.org is a site that connects game developers with researchers, teachers, and venture capitalists in hopes that dialogue amongst the parties will educate the public about the reasons gaming in education are important. Topics such as FERPA, COPPA, and the Common Core are discussed. Helping Game Developers Tackle the Toughest Game

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