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The Robots Are Coming

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Kai-Fu Lee, author of AI Superpowers, recently predicted that “within the next 15 years, 40-50% of routine jobs in the US will be replaced by artificial intelligence.” In other words, by the time today’s kindergartners graduate from high school, employers will care little about automatable competencies. As the founder of a fourteen-year-old company, I have …

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EdTech Predictions for 2019

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

As we wrap yet another year of shipping industry-leading learning game titles, we thought it would be a good time to reflect and consider the coming year – after all, as I’ve said before, things change quickly in the technology industry, and educational technology is no exception. In 2018, we’ve seen our first major educational …

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Oculus Quest for Learning: What Educators Need to Know

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

In November 2016, CEO Dan White published an article exploring how VR changes learning. Fast-forward two years, and it’s obvious that the technology has yet to reach its full potential in classroom and training settings. There have, however, been signs of promise – in the K12 sphere, Oculus recently announced the launch of Oculus Education …

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Top EdTech Takeaways from ISTE 2018

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Dubbed “the epicenter of EdTech,” the annual ISTE conference is a celebration of the world’s most cutting-edge organizations, research, and innovations operating at the fascinating intersection of education and technology. Featuring more than 16,000 attendees, 1,000 sessions, and 600 expo exhibitors spread across 3 days, this year’s show was a massive success (no pun intended). With …

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Five Brilliant Game-Based Learning TED Talks

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

TED Talks, like a memorable course or lesson, have the power to motivate, engage, and inspire viewers. Below, we’ve collected some of our favorite game-based learning and gamification-related lectures from experts in the games, education, and neuroscience realms. If you’re reading the Filament Games blog, you’re likely already aware of the power of digital games …

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How AI Supports Teachers

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Citing Pearson’s 2016 report Intelligence Unleashed: An Argument for AI in Education, our blog recently highlighted a few ways in which artificial intelligence tools can greatly enhance collaborative learning. Today, we’re here to discuss another application of artificial intelligence in education: how AI supports teachers. According to a 2015 report from the Center for American …

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EdTech Predictions for 2018

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Game-based learning (particularly the digital variety) depends on the health of the EdTech industry, rising and falling with the adoption of hardware and the evolution of education policy. So as another year unfurls before us, we’re peering into our fila-palantir to see what 2018 will bring to EdTech. Check out our predictions below and be …

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Augmented Reality Learning Environments

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Holy cow, have you guys checked out quadcopters?! We live in interesting times, where a convergence of technologies, spurred by mobile phone development has led to a ton of very powerful things getting embedded into very small devices. This includes a wide variety of different kinds of sensors, and ever improving video/transmitting capabilities. Stuff’s getting …

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