Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Red Knight Recent Breakthroughs In The Serious Games Field

Serious Games challenging us to play a better education


Via: Red Knight Learning Systems - Knightly News

Currently floating in zero gravity and circling the Earth every 90 minutes on the International Space Station (ISS) is a Red Knight Learning Systems business card.

This honor came about through Red Knight participation in one of the educational activities being performed by Richard Garriott, the world's sixth private space explorer and America's first second-generation astronaut.


Red Knight worked with one of Garriott's educational partners, the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, to develop “Sports in Space,” a learning-based game that helps students understand the differences in gravity between Earth (1G), Mars (1/3G), the Moon (1/6G), and the ISS (zero-G).



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Red Knight and the Challenger Center Launch Richard Garriot’s Sports In Space Learning Game

While on the ISS, Garriott will perform a number of educational activities, among these the videotaping of several basic football actions, to demonstrate the effects of zero gravity on objects and motions in space.

Upon return to Earth, his videos will be posted on the Challenger Center's web site, and Red Knight will create an updated version of the game that includes zero-G activities.

Garriott, and Red Knight business card, are on the space station from 10/14 - 10/22. They plan to showcase the card in the 1G environment of our Richardson, Texas office upon its return to Earth.

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