Online Learning Update

August 8, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Engineering Prof Teaches Materials Science with Minecraft #elearning

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

By Joshua Bolkan, Campus Technology

An assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University(CMU) is using Minecraft to teach her students about the properties of building materials. B. Reeja Jayan is using the game in her special topics course, “Materials and Their Processing for Mechanical Engineers,” by asking students to build games and rooms on the classroom server for their final projects. Jayan said it’s the first time the world-building game has been fully integrated with an engineering course at the university level. Minecraft allows players to explore and interact with a virtual world and build structures within it.

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