Sony wants to bring the PlayStation to the classroom, but one challenge for the company to get right is how they inform teachers about their games-based education plans.
Fortunately the platform holder has already launched a specialist educational channel, ConnectED, full of examples of how teachers and students are working with PlayStation Move, LittleBigPlanet 2 and the PSP.
A LittleBigPlanet 2 Teacher Pack is on the cards, courtesy of developer Media Molecule. It will have instructions and offer teachers access to demonstrable Curriculum-based in-game levels that other teachers have created. Students will be able to play these levels and teachers will be able to create their own levels themselves.
The pack will be a really useful way of starting to track and develop interest and involvement in games based learning,” says SCEE senior VP Ray Maguire.
We hope that Media Molecule will have this created by the start of the summer term in May.”
Sony is also running courses for teachers about how the PSP and PlayStation Move can be used as learning tools.
More information for teachers and industry members can be found at www.connectededucation.com.