In order to make classroom education an engaging experience, Microsoft has launched a new program called Minecraft in Education.
So far, the biggest development from Microsoft's multi-billion dollar acquisition of "Minecraft" maker Mojang has been when the company showed off an interesting demo of the game developed for augmented reality glasses HoloLens. Now, Microsoft wants to use the open-world building game for helping children learn in a better way.
According to Microsoft, "Minecraft" has already been used by educators around the world in innovative ways to teach students. To facilitate collaboration among these educators, the company's education-focused division has announced its newest initiative called Minecraft in Education.
With this program, Microsoft has collaborated with various schools to introduce students to "Minecraft." Using the Minecraft in Education forums, teachers can discuss and share their ways of using the game to teach students about various subjects.
Microsoft has also announced a few other services, such as Microsoft Class Dashboard and School Information Sync for Office 365 Education, to improve communication between teachers and students. The company seems to have big plans for education, as it has partnered with educational content providers as well.