Microsoft invests in Minecraft Education Edition
We all walk to our own beat and there’s no exception for the way we learn – no matter our age or where we live. Students tell me all the time – and I see it in action whenever I get to visit a classroom – that they learn best when given the freedom to learn at their own pace and in ways that are familiar to them. This could be by learning basic programming through a hands-on experience with micro.bits or by learning about other places and cultures in a connection through Skype. At Microsoft we think a lot about these individualized learning experiences and how immersive and inclusive technology can help empower every student on the planet to achieve more.
Today, we’re sharing two new ways our technology is helping to do just that. Over the past year, you’ve heard me mention the possibilities we’re seeing with Minecraft in education. By creating a virtual world and then advancing in it, students can learn digital citizenship, empathy, social skills and even improve their literacy – while getting real time feedback on their problem solving skills from the teacher. In fact, more than 7,000 classrooms in more than 40 countries around the world are already using Minecraft.