The collaboration is part of Microsoft and WhiteHat Jr’s shared vision to reinvent learning in India with technology to open up new possibilities for learners and empower educators.
“The skills of the future will be very different from those that exist today. Platforms like Minecraft guarantee students deep and immersive learning experiences that unleash both creativity and critical thinking. Our partnership with WhiteHat Jr is an important step in making learning engaging. and prepare young adults with the skills they need to thrive in a digital economy, ”said Navtez Bal, executive director, public sector, Microsoft India, in a statement.
The Code with Minecraft program will provide students with the opportunity to master important coding concepts through a highly organized Minecraft-based curriculum. As part of this collaboration, Microsoft will also help develop WhiteHat Jr educators through special workshops hosted by Minecraft.
The course is available in multiple packages for students aged 6-14. Students begin with game-based Minecraft learning where they can create their own game heroes, game worlds, and play multiplayer games in the rich and ever-changing environment of Minecraft, while learning coding concepts. fundamentals such as commands, sequences, variables, loops and conditions.
“Students love our classes because they work on live projects and develop new skills with the support of a live teacher. For years, Minecraft has fascinated children all over the world. We are so happy to be able to collaborate with it. Microsoft India and to bring such an engaging learning experience for children, ”noted Trupti Mukker, CEO of WhiteHat Jr.
With Minecraft, students are given fundamental blocks to imagine and create various shapes, objects, and entire worlds. Students use simplified block code editing to change anything from the appearance of characters to the physical laws that govern them.
Additionally, Minecraft gives students access to a thriving global community of 140 million players and creators.