REVIEW – First of all Anne, I love your…

REVIEW – First of all Anne, I love your 1 minute elevator video, because it is actually engaging; I find it simple, clean and engaging through the words that are presented. The thing I find is that elevator speeches focus too much on content delivery and should really be there to get the attention. It’s really a sales pitch, and you have created just that in an interesting video. I really liked your idea to foster learning through game play and incorporate all subject areas into one. It’s a great idea to allow students to choose avatars and their own path to learning; it definitely keeps it interesting and permits them to learn based on their own interests and not teacher dictated material. It seems to be a viable product in that there are options such as dual languages, and modification ability for teachers. I find that this product has lots of potential for market development, especially since there is not a single game that ties in all the curriculum material. It would be a nice option to tie in some strands of the curriculum and subject areas, so that teachers can work together in teams to target similar areas. Also, it would be nice to target one subject area when needed as well. It’s a solution that should be exploited. I like the idea as well that the team is comprised of MET students; we are so much looking for people with these credentials and years of experience in certain areas, that we should focus on providing our own team with opportunities. It’s unfortunate that we are quick to judge people based on their bios and pitches, and sometimes supporting grass-root initiatives are much more important. We might not be backed up by large corporations or universities, but independent ventures are always much more interesting and that’s when the dreamer becomes the doer!