Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Game Development in Education with XNA

Here are some links I found related to using Microsoft’s XNA Game Platform in the classroom to teach game programming. My goal when searching for this information was to find a 2 year college using game programming to teach business software development skills.
Since most students are more familiar with video games then order fulfillment, distribution centers, and accounting, my thinking is through the problems encountered in game development students can learn the skills required for business application development.

If anyone has any comments about this or information on who might be working on curriculum along these lines please share them by posting a comment.

Resource links

Alfred Thompson
Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/alfredth/default.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/alfredth/archive/2007/05/15/xna-in-the-classroom.aspx

Daniel Webster College Press release regarding Grant
http://www.dwc.edu/news/2006-2007/goulding2grant.shtml

Microsoft 4 Me
Site focused on Microsoft Technology for Students
http://www.microsoft4me.com/index.htm

XNA Resource Links for Education
http://www.microsoft4me.com/faculty/resource_Gaming/index.htm

XNA Creators Club
http://creators.xna.com/

Microsoft’s MSDN XNA Developer Site
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/xna/default.aspx

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