Virtual Worlds in College Growing

By | October 11, 2009

Via pixelsandpolicy.com 

Colleges around the country are turning generic computer science and programming courses into studies in applied science. Instead of learning how to script or design from a textbook, professors are taking their students in-world across a variety of virtual worlds to practice their skills on real objects.

These courses aren’t just for kicks – as the article notes the skills required of successful designers and content/world creators have applications outside mere play. From educational simulations to military war games, video-game design is booming while other sectors of the economy continue to contract.

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