Posted on January 18, 2013 AT 09:42pm
Today, EA Games and GlassLabs announced SimCityEDU is currently in development. SCE will be an online community built around the award-winning SimCity video game and will provide a vast resource for teachers to use when teaching about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, collectively called STEM.
Teachers will be able to create and distribute digital lesson plans designed around the video game as a means of providing a more engaging tool for today’s modern children. The game will be a means of honing the next generation of urban planners, engineers, environmental activists and socioeconomic developers.
“For decades, SimCity has been embraced by the educational community as an engaging video game that also provides a powerful learning experience, teaching problem solving skills through imaginative civic gameplay,” said Lucy Bradshaw, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA’s Maxis Label. “We want to up the ante of SimCity’s educational influence. Through our partnership with GlassLab, SimCity will become the foundation of a program to re-imagine learning in a way that will inspire today’s youth to get excited about STEM education and become the problem solvers of tomorrow.”
The game is set for release this year on March 5th. For more information on the project, see SimCity.com.
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