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Jose Martinez

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What should the 21st century classroom look like? Could interactive technology provide solutions to the current system of education?

Can game technology be used to make the system of education more fun,engaging, and valuable?

How would such a “gameful” classroom be structured?

How do we begin to implement this new system? What would the 1, 5, and 10 year plans be for creating a new, more engaging system of education?

Please join graduate students from the Rochester Institute of Technology along with game developers, educators, usability specialists, and others from the global community in an online forum as we attempt to solve this problem collaboratively.

Please share your thoughts at http://tinyurl.com/rit-edu and help us shape the future of education.


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  • Feb 16 2012: Yeah, but it need long time to carry out this plan. It will cost a lot of money, and some area, country can't afford it.
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      Feb 17 2012: I agree, but if we could start from scratch with no limitations with regards to funding and curriculum, what would that potentially look like? It's amazing how far good ideas will go. :)
    • Feb 17 2012: @james - Do you think it's possible that in a Friedman the-world-is-flat sense, perhaps the developing nations might be quicker to adopt a modern system of education since they don't don't have an ineffective legacy structure already in place as developed nations do?

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