TITLE

Microsoft Acquires Maker of Minecraft for the Classroom

AUTHOR(S)
Hernandez, Pedro
PUB. DATE
January 2016
SOURCE
eWeek;1/19/2016, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that computer technology firm Microsoft Corp. is planning to acquire MinecraftEdu from Teacher Gaming LLC as a part of its efforts to expand its range of technology tools for teachers. Anthony Salcito, vice president of Worldwide Education for Microsoft, says that the firm will launch the classroom version of MinecraftEdu, called Minecraft Education Edition to help teachers in improving student engagement and collaboration.
ACCESSION #
112417400

 

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