Microsoft India has partnered with WhiteHat Jr to offer students and teachers access to learning experiences with gaming platform Minecraft.
Minecraft is essentially a sandbox for unlimited creativity in which students are presented with fundamental blocks to imagine and create various shapes, items and entire worlds.
As part of the alliance, Microsoft will also help upskill WhiteHat Jr educators through special workshops delivered by the Minecraft Education Edition Teacher Academy.
Microsoft revealed that the ‘Code with Minecraft’ programme will provide students an opportunity to master important coding concepts through highly curated curriculum based on the platform.
Speaking on the initiative, Navtez Bal, Executive Director, Public Sector, Microsoft India, said, “Platforms like Minecraft are ensuring students have deep, immersive learning experiences that unlocks both creativity and critical thinking.
Our partnership with WhiteHat Jr is a strong step in making learning engaging and preparing young adults with the skills they need to thrive in a digital economy.”
Students use simplified block code editing to modify anything, from how characters look to the physical laws that govern them. The guided, hands-on approach of designing rich, 3D environments further customises the learning experience.
Besides, Minecraft gives students access to a thriving 140-million-strong global community of gamers and creators.
Trupti Mukker, CEO, WhiteHat Jr, said, "Young learners experience the joy of creating with technology through our coding courses. Students love our classes as they work on live projects and develop new skills with the support of a live teacher."