January 19, 2016

Microsoft acquires Minecraftedu

TeacherGaming’s CEO Santeri Koivisto (in black hoodie) first came up with the idea of using the Minecraft computer game as an educational tool while he was still a student teacher.
TeacherGaming’s CEO Santeri Koivisto (in black hoodie) first came up with the idea of using the Minecraft computer game as an educational tool while he was still a student teacher.
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American multinational tech giant Microsoft has announced it has bought TeacherGaming’s Minecraftedu educational game.

The particulars of the deal have not yet been disclosed.

Minecraftedu is a retooling of the popular title Minecraft for educational purposes. The game has been utilised in thousands of classrooms in more than 40 countries around the world.

Microsoft is set to release a new and expanded version for the classroom called Minecraft: Education Edition.

“Building on the success of the title from TeacherGaming, this new title – available for free trial this summer – will offer an expanded set of features to empower educators to foster deeper student engagement and collaboration,” stated Microsoft’s Official Blog.

TeacherGaming itself will continue operations in Finland and New York City.

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