January 28, 2015

Social education game PaGamO wins education Oscar

The use of games in education is something that I’ve discussed on this blog a bit in recent years, so it was pleasing to see that an educational game shared the winning prize at the recent Reimagine Education Conference.

The event, which billed itself as the Oscars for education, was setup by higher education careers organization QS Quacquarelli Symonds in partnership with Wharton Business School.

Overall, 21 projects were celebrated after some 427 entries were whittled down.  With some 43 countries represented it was a truly international entry list.

Sharing the top prize of $50,000 was the team behind PaGamO, a social gaming platform designed to help children learn more effectively.

 “I believe that gaming for education will not just be something nice to have. It will be a must-have,” Benson Yeh, creator of PaGamO, said upon receiving the award.

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