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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: A few days ago, I saw an aticle in a newspaper. It was about a situation betweena mon and her kid in their home.
    She gave a book as gift to her child,and then he threw out the book suddenly after he touched it for short time. That article described he was handling with the book like i-pad. I just was suprised when I saw the story.
    I concern about my future's chilren. Let you think aout the situation.
    • Feb 17 2012: Haha! Sorry! I am laughing!
      I have young kids. I am happy that they like all kind of books. But I do agree with my children: interactive books are just cool! My kids like books with 3d content. They also like to open windows in it. And they like the I-pad too.
      I feel a bit sorry that this child was not creative enough to at least imagine that her book was interactive... That is a pity.introducing the computer too early in childhood might not be the best idea. But, nothing wrong for me with quality interactive books on I-pad...

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