Game Maker was written by Mark Overmars, a professor of the University of Utrecht, partly as a teaching aid for his students. It is gaining recognition as a useful teaching tool in primary and secondary schools because of its easy entry and sophisticated scripting language. It is particularly useful for primary students and secondary students as a task which is both challenging and relevant.
It is believed that wikiversity can use such software to create non-standard learning environment.
Wikiversity the game
- Currently working on a demo version of a RPG based walkthough of wikiversity
- 5th grade game project:
- Pick a topic
- Divide into 5 groups
- Have kids create material for each section
- Put material back together as a game that teaches kids about a topic