Edtech Business

Can Oregon Trail’s Creators Make Another Hit for STEM?

May 23, 2017

BACK ON THE TRAIL: Few, if any, educational tools have been able to attain the legendary status and nostalgia associated with Oregon Trail, that “pioneering” piece of edtech that adults today still pine about. Can its creators strike gold again? MinnPost profiles the latest education venture from the game’s creators, Re@l Experiences at Life, that aims to help students learn about STEM subjects and connect with working professionals to understand how they apply these skills at work. (So, instead of fording the river, students will be testing its water quality.) The company is currently raising $500K in seed funding and plans to release the platform by next year.

Edtech Business

Can Oregon Trail’s Creators Make Another Hit for STEM?

May 23, 2017

BACK ON THE TRAIL: Few, if any, educational tools have been able to attain the legendary status and nostalgia associated with Oregon Trail, that “pioneering” piece of edtech that adults today still pine about. Can its creators strike gold again? MinnPost profiles the latest education venture from the game’s creators, Re@l Experiences at Life, that aims to help students learn about STEM subjects and connect with working professionals to understand how they apply these skills at work. (So, instead of fording the river, students will be testing its water quality.) The company is currently raising $500K in seed funding and plans to release the platform by next year.

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