In this game-based learning course see how students can develop future work skills. You will learn how to use a free, no-cost virtual learning environment. You will get a solid foundation through the use of Minetest.
The purpose of this course is to see how to combine game-based learning with design thinking. You will get access to Minetest. It is a no-cost, open-source alternative to other similar solutions (e.g. Minecraft). Adapt evidence-based instructional strategies to scaffold teaching and learning. Align instruction to the ISTE Standards for Students.
These approaches are applicable to Microsoft’s Minecraft. Learn how you can get and use Minetest in your teaching and learning environment. Students can take it home and use it at no extra cost.
Note: Minetest works only on Windows, Mac, Android, and/or GNU/Linux devices. It does not work on Chromebooks or iOS devices.
Why Learn with TCEA?
- Our courses are streamlined for efficient and lasting learning.
- We share ideas and resources that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.
- We also offer ideas and techniques based on years of experience in professional development, integrating educator feedback to always meet the needs of course participants.
Self-Paced Online Course
Virtual World Building is a self-paced, online program. Participants can begin anytime and go at their own speed throughout the program. Upon enrollment, you will receive a program invitation email from TCEA’s learning management system that will give you access to the self-paced course. Within the course, you will find modules that must be moved through in sequential order.