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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 19 2012: I would like to show you a classroom in a very small town (population: 19.000) in Georgia. It is not a show room or something, the town is even far from the capital city Tbilisi. You can see it here http://cyxymu.livejournal.com/1124301.html or more photos: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.347179398645781.83665.260603653970023&type=3.

    When I first saw it, I said ok, looks nice, they are all about technology and online... But where is the outside world? I don't think this classroom is really meant to stimulate any creativity, maybe it's a way to keep kids focused :).
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      Feb 20 2012: Very interesting concept but I fear that they might just be using technology to teach in the same manner as if they had a simple blackboard and chalk and textbooks instead of computers. Technology is only a tool if it is used by a skilled hand to innovate. But it seems like a step in the right direction ;)

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