Microsoft Research, NYU, and Consortium of University Partners Create First Scientific-Based Game Research Alliance to Transform Learning

Games for Learning Institute to study how games can boost student interest in math and sciences

Speaking to New York University faculty and students today, Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer at Microsoft Corp., unveiled details about a first-of-its-kind, multidisciplinary, multi-institutional gaming research alliance that will provide the fundamental scientific evidence to support games as learning tools for math and science subjects among middle-school students. The Games for Learning Institute (G4LI) is a joint research endeavor of Microsoft Research, New York University, and a consortium of universities. The partners include Columbia University, the City University of New York (CUNY), Dartmouth College, Parsons, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Teachers 500

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