The pieces for educational software

Who do you need in order to make outstanding educational software?

  • Artistic and child psychology experts from children’s TV
  • Curriculum designers and subject experts from textbooks
  • Interaction designers and programmers from computer games and apps
  • Teachers who know the kids and can test prototypes with them

What pieces do you need to bring together?

  • Psychological: “flow”, storyline, context
  • Aesthetic: beautiful, interesting, simple
  • Emotional: for a purpose
  • Reliable: solid programming
  • Convenient: internet, app store
  • Low-cost: software product that runs on widely-available devices
  • Effective: learning goals are met

Once the disruption in education takes hold, software with all of these pieces will prove very popular.

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