[Technology 1399] Re: IBM Introduces Video Game to Help University Students Develop Business Skills

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Mary Alice Jackson mjackson23 at student.gsu.edu
Mon Nov 26 10:31:50 EST 2007


Hi Eric!

No, I have not used the software. I saw a press release where GSU participated in the pilot beginning Nov 6. I'm on the outside now and get my news via an IBM Yahoo widget. So, I'm not aware of any plans for K-12, but that's not to say they aren't working on it. There's been more focus on the K-12 environment with such programs as the Transition to Teaching program that I'm participating in. I'll keep my eyes open for any plans for K-12 games or software.

Thanks,
Mary

-----Original Message-----
From: "Eric Bragg" <bragge324 at gmail.com>
To: "The Technology and Literacy Discussion List" <technology at nifl.gov>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 15:45:22 -0500
Subject: [Technology 1389] Re: IBM Introduces Video Game to Help University Students Develop Business Skills

Mary,

Thanks for your post. I found this article very interesting. I
think that people learn best by doing. As an educator, I have found that my
students retain so much more if I have created an interactive lesson. This
program seems to accommodate aural, visual, and kinesthetic learners. This
software seems to be very innovative in that it is educational and
engaging. From the description and the pictures, it seems that this
software is an IT department's version of The Sims. Have you used this
software before? Does IBM have ambition to release k-12 software that has
similar curriculum goals? I am very interested in this product. Thanks
again.

Eric Bragg


On 11/7/07, Mary Alice Jackson <mjackson23 at student.gsu.edu> wrote:

>

> Here's another use of gaming for learning. Perhaps some of you are aware

> of it at your unversity.

>

> http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/22549.wss

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>

> Mary

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Mary