Microsoft has announced a partnership which aims to teach coding to kids through Minecraft with Code.org.
As you know, Minecraft has purchased by Microsoft from Mojang, the Sweden-based game development studio for $2.5 billion last year.
Code.org is a non-profit organization that offers coding lessons through its own website.And one of their responsibilities is seeking to encourage computer science uptake in schools.Now, Code.org is offering a Minecraft coding tutorial to mark its third annual Hour of Code campaign, which will run from December 7 -13, during Computer Science Education Week.
These tutorials include 14 different challenges to dig into the coding concepts.Hereby,Kids could learn basics of coding within the Minecraft platform.
Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO said that ‘’A core part of our mission to empower every person on the planet is equipping youth with computational thinking and problem-solving skills to succeed in an increasingly digital world.With ‘Minecraft’ and Code.org, we aim to spark creativity in the next generation of innovators in a way that is natural, collaborative and fun.”
This idea is quite valuable and should be sustainable.And we can say that it will successful, if we think the popularity of Minecraft across many age groups and demographics.Hadi Partovi who is the cofounder and CEO of code.org said that “This year’s ‘Minecraft’ tutorial will empower millions of learners around the world to explore how a game they love actually works and will inspire them to impact the world by creating their own technology or apps.’’