AT&T Invested $3.8 Million Into Video Games-based Education Program

Posted on May 17 2012 - 1:42pm by Editorial Staff

Polygon is reporting that U.S. carrier AT&T making largest-ever investment of $3.8 million into a video games-based education program. “We decided we were going to aim for exponential change in education,” stated Beth Shiroshi, AT&T Foundation’s vice president for sustainability & philanthropy.

The program developed by nonprofit startup company GameDesk with an aim to test whether the gaming can aid at-risk students by motivating them to stay in school or not, along with in order to raise test scores and make learning enjoy full. Dubbed as “classroom of the future” in Los Angeles where their game-related curriculum can be monitored and evaluated.

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