LONDON, 25 March 2022 – Prodigy Learning, a global education technology company, is proud to announce the launch v3.0 of its award-winning ‘Coding in Minecraft’ computer science credential product.
‘Coding in Minecraft’ v3.0 has exciting new updates including automated grading of assessments, new highly immersive worlds and a practice test to prepare students for the capstone credential. Recently awarded Best Formative Assessment product by the e-Assessment Association, ‘Coding in Minecraft’ transforms computer science assessment and appeals to a diverse student audience.
‘Coding in Minecraft’ is a revolutionary computer science credential product with supporting curriculum, delivered through Minecraft: Education Edition. Using the power of game-based learning and formative assessment ‘Coding in Minecraft’ is a unique solution to the challenge of providing an immersive standards-aligned curriculum.
The innovative SaaS solution gives educators from all backgrounds the confidence and tools to engage young and diverse learners (ages 7 to 16) in computer science and coding – even if educators are not proficient in computer science or coding themselves.
Engaging students in computer science from an early age is a growing challenge worldwide, reflected in global shortages of digitally skilled graduates. Minecraft is one of the most popular video games in history and promotes creativity, collaboration and problem-solving in an immersive environment. It transcends all platforms and appeals to players regardless of age, gender, demographics, or geography.
By pairing the world’s leading game-based learning product with a structured student-led curriculum supported by assessments, every educator can now provide students an engaging learning experience and validate their skills upon completion. Leveraging the power of Microsoft’s Minecraft: Education Edition and Prodigy Learning’s Azure-hosted online assessment platform ‘skillify’, ‘Coding in Minecraft’ has the potential to set millions of young global learners on the path to a rewarding digital career.
“Coding in Minecraft is breaking down the barriers for students and educators to increase uptake of computer science in schools across the globe,” said Andrew Flood, CEO of Prodigy Learning. “The latest updates in Coding in Minecraft v3.0 further captures the imagination of young learners through one of the most popular games in the world and supports them to learn to code, design and problem solve. Constantly building on feedback from educators across the world, we are excited to now bring v3.0 of our award-winning product to students and educators.”
Launched in 2019 in the United States, and in 2021 in Australia, ‘Coding in Minecraft’ is already transforming computer science assessment in US and Australian schools with many large US states and districts adopting the product to provide a standards-aligned, immersive computer science curriculum leading to industry-recognised credentials.
The product is already inspiring students to learn computer science. Dr. Mary Hemphill, Computer Science Director, NCDPI commented: “Being able to show our teachers & students ways they could gain skills and meet state & local standards is such a heavy burden which was lifted off us at a state level as Prodigy Learning had the solution with Coding in Minecraft making it fun, real and now we can have long reaching effects.”
For access to a free demo and to learn more about v3.0 ‘Coding in Minecraft’ visit: http://www.codingcredentials.com.
About Prodigy Learning
Prodigy Learning is an award-winning global EdTech business, providing innovative online platforms that enable learners to develop and prove their skills. The Company was established in 2000 and opened its Sydney office in 2017, joining offices in Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Prodigy Learning has worked closely with Microsoft since its incorporation in 2000. The Company is an ISV, a Microsoft Gold Application Development Partner and a Global Training Partner of Microsoft in Education.
To learn more, visit www.prodigylearning.com
“Minecraft” is a trademark of Mojang Synergies AB. ‘Coding in Minecraft’ is not an official Minecraft Product. Not approved by or associated with Mojang.