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Resource Roundup: What’s New in 2023

Just like that, we’re already one month into 2023! As industry leaders, every new year is an opportunity for us to predict, prognosticate, and prophesize what’s to come in the game-based learning and edtech space. Read on and discover everything new (or coming soon) in 2023!

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What’s New in Game-based Learning – January 2023

There’s no better way to kick off another year of game-based learning than with all the latest educational game news! In this roundup of recent articles, you can learn about an innovative new hiring test that utilizes (you guessed it!) video games, meet the industry leader who invented the game cartridge, and find out how video games can teach young learners financial literacy. This post also features a new VR experience for neurodivergent youth plus all the information you need to know about the new project we created with the Museum of Science and Roblox, Mission: Mars. 🧑‍🚀

EdTech Predictions for 2023

A new year calls for another look into our game-based learning crystal ball! Just kidding, we don’t have one of those. What we do have is 18 years of industry experience though, so don’t worry, we know what we’re talking about. To give you a sneak peek into what our 2023 vision is for educational gaming, we’ll say this: we see immersive learning, social-emotional learning, and cybersecurity being of the utmost importance in 2023. Check out the full post for all the details. 🔮

Top Game-based Learning Conferences to Attend in 2023

Where will you go and what will you learn this year? Get excited about this line-up of excellent game-based learning conferences. Don’t know if a specific game-based learning conference is for you? We have the when, where, what, and who of FETC, ISTE Live, the Games for Change Festival, Play Make Learn, the Connected Learning Summit, Meaningful Play, and the Immersive Global Summit! Hopefully, we’ll see you around this year – if you’re looking to create an educational game, we want to hear from you! ✈️

Video Games and AI in 2023

Artificial intelligence has been a hot topic lately. In this post, we discuss all the emerging ways AI shows up in the video game industry. 2023 may be the year we see more games that make themselves and usher in a new era of animation. Read the whole blog to learn more about EA’s next-level AI animation process, a Canadian professor creating an AI game creation tool for indie developers, and how an AI driver named Sophy in the Gran Turismo franchise is taking AI to all-new heights. 🤖

6 Educational Games We’re Excited to Play in 2023

What’s that? You want to wreak havoc as a robot, swim the ocean as a mutant anglerfish, or launch aliens into space? Or maybe you want to train a cute robot on a cozy island, or explore ancient Egypt? Believe it or not, there’s an educational game for that! Not only are our most anticipated releases fun, but they are also, of course, educational. Treat yourself (or a young learner in your life) in 2023 with the games on this list to learn more about ocean conservation, STEM, machine learning, history, and more! 🎮

Research Roundup: Immersive Learning is the Future

You know from our 2023 edtech predictions that we believe immersive learning is the future, but what does the research say? This research roundup features five different recent studies on the educational potential of the metaverse – including virtual reality, augmented reality, and other forms of immersive learning. Studies from all over the world – Korea, Indonesia, Ukraine, and elsewhere – demonstrate a promising future for up-and-coming immersive edtech. Whether it is used by elementary school students or emergency medical students, the metaverse is brimming with undeniable educational potential. Check out the entire article for more information! 🌌

That concludes this January kickoff to a fun-filled year of impactful learning! Let us know if you have any edtech predictions or highly anticipated educational games this year. If you’re looking to start off 2023 by creating a learning game of your own, we’re the educational game developer for you. Contact us for more information and a free consultation!

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