Virtual Worlds in College Growing

By | October 11, 2009


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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