Roblox aims to teach young children in creating user-generated virtual worlds through the Roblox Education.
A popular multiplayer online game among the younger crowd, Roblox just launched its first education initiative.
Roblox Education aims to get more kids coding by working directly with schools. A new curriculum offers 12 hours worth of tutorials, handouts, technical setup guides, outlines and lesson guides for teachers. Additionally, the curriculum is under a Creative Commons license. This means it can be used and modified by anyone as they see fit.
Vice president of developer relations Grace Francisco explains the company’s goals. “Roblox’s mission is to power and fuel imagination while inspiring a new generation of creators.”
”We are thrilled to be launching our education initiative that gives young people of all ages and backgrounds the chance to develop the crucial skills needed to be tomorrow’s entrepreneurs and creators.”
Besides the curriculum for educators, the company will also offer international summer coding camps using Roblox Studio. Over 500 coding camps and online programs are going to be opened in U.S., U.K. Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada, Spain, Brazil, and Portugal.
Roblox will also launch a free online coding program in partnership with Universal Pictures. The latter’s first event with the company is the Creator Challenge for kids. This will be held from June 12 to September 12 and will be based on the Jurassic World movie.
According to the company, they also plan to expand the curriculum to add other subjects like Physics or Design.