Successful Second Round Of Games In Schools MOOC

Brussels, 09 February 2016 – The Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE) is happy to announce a third round of the online Games In Schools course for teachers, following a successful second edition which took place in the Summer of 2015 on the European Schoolnet Academy, a platform dedicated to the online professional development of teachers across Europe.
Games In Schools is a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) that has developed into a large online community of teachers from around Europe. Participants of past and future editions can exchange views, resolve questions and share experiences via a public Facebook group. Similar to the first instalments, the Games In Schools course aims to instruct teachers about the potential of games in the context of the classroom. 
 
At the close of the second edition of Games in Schools, a prize raffle was organised for teachers who completed the course and submitted the best lessons plans. Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Ubisoft provided game consoles, video games and download vouchers for use in classrooms.
 
A third edition will kick off in April 2016 for a duration of six weeks. Teachers can enroll for this MOOC in March on the website of European Schoolnet. The modules will be updated with new content and in addition to the English subtitles, there will now also be subtitles in Italian, Greek and Romanian. The course will now also feature two webinars, live events during which participants can interact with the course instructors.
 
"This second round of the MOOC was as big a success as the first course, with 1370 new teachers enrolling from all over Europe", says Simon Little, Managing Director of ISFE. "There is a clear demand among teachers for more information on the use of video games as an educational and motivational tool, and we hope to
reach, teach and motivate even more people with a third round."
 

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