GameDesk Hosts Change the Equation Game Committee
Change The Equation held its first “Games Committee” meeting at the GameDesk offices in Los Angeles. Change the Equation is a coalition of over 100 CEOs of major corporations who have pledged to improve STEM learning in the United States. In addition to hosting the committee, GameDesk presented its insights and experiences as a leader in the digital learning space. Executives from Microsoft Research, AMD, HP, Carolina Biological, Epic Games, Activision/Blizzard, and E-line Media met to discuss the challenges and opportunities in using games as a medium for transforming K-12 education.
Among the topics discussed were embedded assessments within games to replace traditional written exams, the challenges involved in publishing and distributing educational games on a larger scale, and the possibility of creating game creator programs in schools across the nation. This first “Games Committee” meeting was a great start to an exciting collaboration that will further the cause of digital tools in education.