education

Kid Explains Why Schools Should Have Video Games

TED talks can range from informative lectures to absurd satire. But the most TED thing ever has to be this third grader’s talk on why video games should, like, totally be in classrooms.


Learn How To Make Mobile Apps: FREE Charles Sturt Uni Online Short Course

Got a great idea for an app or game? It’s easier than you think to get started. Australia’s Charles Sturt University will soon kick off its next open online course. Learn to write/release apps across iOS, Android and Windows via five weeks of after-hours webinars and 12 hours of structured work. By the end, you’ll be able to build your own app and earn a certificate after passing the final exam. Join 2,400 students who’ve already registered free. Here’s what you need to know.


You Can Study DOTA At University In China

Many students might spend their free time playing DOTA. Why not spend your study time doing the same? Well, in China, you can.


Sumo School Is A Magical Place

When you think of sumo training, you probably think of large men eating lots of food and wrestling each other. You should also think of large men sitting in a classroom and learning stuff.


University's PlayStation Classroom Has DualShock Desks

This year, Sangmyung University in Seoul, South Korea will begin teaching a course on PlayStation. Just check out the classroom.


Assassin's Creed Can Actually Teach You A Thing Or Two

Assassin’s Creed is a lot of things: blockbuster entertainment franchise, beautiful open-world murder simulator, inspiration for rock climbers the world over. “History textbook” doesn’t seem like it would be at the top of this list. Even its dearest fans will admit that Ubisoft’s series takes creative licence to stray from historical fact.



A School That's Using The Walking Dead Game To Teach Ethics

Telltale’s The Walking Dead series is famous for putting the player in life-or-death ethical quandaries and forcing them to make difficult decisions. A creative teacher could probably use the game to identify moral dilemmas and explore those dilemmas with a class. And as it so happens, one ethics teacher is doing just that.


Pro Gamer Retires So He Can Finish High School

Last night, professional StarCraft II player Kim “duckdeok” Kyeong Deok suddenly announced he was leaving eSports. He’s trading his keyboard and mouse for school books.


SimCity Mod Tries To Make Game Useful

Educational outfit Glasslab Games have taken Maxis’ misguided SimCity and tried to wrestle something genuinely useful out of the thing.