Educational Initiatives brings its first ever online competition for college students. 'Desafio' in its first year is calling out to youth aspiring to explore the exciting world of developing online or off line games, applications and other interactive tools. These games / applications / tools have to be original creations that will help school students to understand topics, subject concepts or even skills.
One does not need to be a coding geek to build these games / applications. One only needs to do visualize how students learn any particular concept or skill and how can that learning be made better and fun. The games / applications can be developed on concepts of any subject or topic like Maths, Science, English or Social Studies.
EI feels games, application or other interactive tools can prove to be useful means to help children learn better by engaging them and minimising the learning gaps.
Teams will have to register themselves by February 28. Final version of the game and game supporting document will have to be uploaded on the website by March 5. Shortlisted entries will be announced after which the final voting will take place online. Prizes to be won include tablet PCs, iPhones and paid internships for 4-8 weeks at EI and an opportunity to work with experts in the field.
- Desafio is open to students pursuing graduation/post graduation from any college
- Register as a team (of maximum of 3 members)
- Students forming the team need not be from the same college
- There is no restriction on number of teams from one college
- Desafio is an online contest
- Only a fully developed game will be considered as a valid entry
- Game can be built on any format (Java/Flash/Flex/Python or any other)
- You also need to send us a game supporting document which lists out:
Basic features of the game
Levels in the game
Maths Skills/Concepts dealt in the game
Educational Initiatives is an educational research company with the focus of promoting learning with understanding among school children. EI is a start up venture of three IIM-Ahmedabad graduates. EI is in its 10 years of existence, as it has assessed close to a million students in India and abroad. EI also offers educational products to schools with the aim of assessment driven learning. EI has closely worked with several State Governments and Central Government for curriculum revision. We have also worked with organisations like World Bank, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Google, Azim Premji Foundation and Duke University, USA.